The Associated Press: Obama says it's now Senate's turn on health care
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Senate now in healthcare spotlightWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it's now up to the Senate to take the baton from the House and pass a bill aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system.
The House narrowly passed a health care bill Saturday night. The Senate has yet to schedule a debate on its version of health care legislation, and Republicans are pledging to stop the Democratic measure from passing Congress.
Obama gave a brief statement on the health care initiative in the Rose Garden on Sunday after returning from the presidential retreat at Camp David.
The president says he's confident the Senate will pass a health care bill. He assured senators they will join House members in looking back on the passage of health care reform as their finest moment in public service.
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Hopefully the Senate will live up to the expectations we have that these are more thoughtful in their deliberations than the House. It's been seen that the majority in the House are more interested in appeasing Obama snd pelosi than sticking up for the People and the Constitution.By John Whitesides
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - After a narrow win in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Barack Obama's fight for a sweeping healthcare overhaul moves to the U.S. Senate where it faces a difficult path to approval.
The Senate's version of healthcare reform has been stalled as Democratic leader Harry Reid awaits cost estimates from congressional budget analysts and searches for an approach that can win the 60 votes needed to overcome Republican procedural hurdles.