Harkin's Good News For Progressives

Senator Harkin decision to take the chairmanship of the Senate HELP committee should be some positive news for progressives. He is a strong support of the public option and made it clear today that he is willing to play hard ball on the issue. Being the chairman of the Senate HELP committee should insure that senator Harkin is one of the senators who goes to the conference committee. Since senator Dodd was responsible for shepherded the health care bill through the HELP committee he should likely also be part of the conference committee even though he turned down the HELP committee chair.

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