January 17, 2010

AND HOW COULD PANIC NOT PRODUCE GREAT LEGISLATION?:

Dems look at bypassing Senate health care vote (CHARLES BABINGTON, 1/17/10, Associated Press)

A panicky White House and Democratic allies scrambled Sunday for a plan to salvage their hard-fought health care package in case a Republican wins Tuesday's Senate race in Massachusetts, which would enable the GOP to block further Senate action.

The likeliest scenario would require persuading House Democrats to accept a bill the Senate passed last month, despite their objections to several parts.

Aides worked frantically Sunday amid fears that Republican Scott Brown will defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the late Edward M. Kennedy's seat.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2010 7:41 PM
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