December 13, 2009


Lieberman Will Still Filibuster Bill

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) formally notified Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that he would filibuster the health care reform bill if it includes a Medicare "buy-in" provision, Roll Call reports.

"Lieberman's position came as a surprise to Reid, considering the self-described Independent Democrat was among the first people Reid spoke to about the Medicare provision when it was discussed by a Democratic group of centrists and liberals attempting to craft a compromise that could secure the votes of all 60 Members of the Democratic Conference. At the time, Lieberman 'voiced support' for the plan, according to a Senate Democratic leadership aide."










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