Seriously? The Senate is going on vacation without passing health care
President Obama has made it very clear that passing meaningful health care
reform is his top priority this summer - but on July 23, Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid said the full Senate wouldn't vote on a bill until the
We already have a good health care bill in the Senate from Sen. Kennedy's
HELP Committee - a bill that includes a public option. The problem is that
we need the Finance Committee to pass a bill to fund the HELP Committee's
bill, and Finance Chair Max Baucus is dragging his feet - with the
ultimate goal of killing the public option.
I just signed a petition to tell Sen. Reid not to let the Senate go on
vacation until they pass a bill that includes a public option. I hope you
will, too. Please have a look and take action.