Politics & Government

November 18, 2009

Reid confident he has votes to start health care debate

Senate Democratic leaders plan to unveil their $849 billion health care plan Wednesday night, but they've already received welcome news: their plan would cut the federal budget deficit by an estimated $127 billion over the next 10 years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. Sixty votes are needed to begin debate on the measure, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid believes he has them.

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