Take Two

Reid to Push Public Option Again

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sent a letter Thursday alerting two senators that he plans to urge a vote on the public option in the “coming months.” Reid wrote to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) that he was “disappointed” the legislation did not make it in and that he “will work to ensure that we are able to vote on the public option in the coming months.” Earlier in the day Friday, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) said that President Obama told him he couldn’t push for the public option this year, but might try again in the year to come.