Schumer Vows To Fight On For A Public Option

With in hours of losing the vote in the Senate Finance Committee on his public option amendment, Schumer fired off an email to his supports vowing to fight on. Schumer calls the vote in the Finance Committee, only “the opening day of the fight.” The email concludes with:
If we continue to fight, I am confident we will pass health care reform with a robust public option.
Schumer has previously said that he always thought the committee was the least friendly battlefield. He believes that he would have a better chance of including a public option on the full Senate floor or as part of the bill which comes back from conference committee.

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