Have the House and Senate begun merging their bills yet?
Not quite. But they've begun to begin merging their bills. David Drucker reports:
Congressional aides began laying the groundwork Monday for Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to negotiate competing health care reform bills into legislation that can be signed by President Barack Obama, a senior Senate aide confirmed. … ‘Everything happening this week is happening behind the scenes,’ the Senate aide said of preparations to reconcile the House and Senate bills. ‘Staff is taking the week to review documents. Informal staff meetings may happen, but nothing is scheduled just yet.’”
Expect things to heat up after the New Year. But I take it as a good sign that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are coordinating their outfits, as you can see in the photograph above. If you can agree on jackets, you can agree on health-care bills.
Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty.
December 29, 2009; 2:34 PM ET
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