Reid Tells Senators to Cancel Weekend Plans, Again

Posted December 7, 2009 at 9:33am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that the chamber will “certainly— be in session this weekend to continue working through the $848 billion health care reform bill. “We aren’t going to be late tonight, but the rest of the week we probably will be,— Reid said. “And as I indicated, Mr. President, it appears we certainly will have to be in this weekend again.—Reid’s comments come one day after President Barack Obama visited the Capitol to deliver a pep talk to his Democratic colleagues, calling on the Members to continue working to pass a sweeping health care measure by the end of the year. Reid has said he plans to pass the measure by Christmas.“I think everyone would acknowledge the historic time legislatively that we’re now involved in,— Reid said. “We’ve tried to get to this point with health care legislation for almost 70 years, and we’re here. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.—