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Pelosi Optimistic Senate Will Pass Medicare Fix

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was optimistic at her Thursday morning news conference when asked about the fate of a bipartisan Medicare fix she negotiated with Speaker John A. Boehner.

“I just have confidence that the quality of what we have done — what has been crafted in the House is really a good, bipartisan initiative, and hopefully that will, in the equities that have to be weighed over there, that they will come down in support of it,” Pelosi said. “I believe this will move, not because anybody’s told me it will, but just because of the quality of the package.”

The bill, which later passed the House 392-37, received a chilled response from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid earlier in the week: “I personally am going to wait until we see it, having passed the House, before we start speculating on what we need to do with it, if anything.”

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