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Congress inclined to act first on health

Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2009
Shortly after Congress returns from recess April 20, lawmakers will have to choose which Obama promise to make a higher priority: overhauling the healthcare system or addressing climate change. A growing number of Democratic lawmakers prefer healthcare, saying that has a far greater chance of producing consensus than climate change, inside the party and across party lines. And they argue that it would be a more tangible accomplishment to present to financially stressed voters heading into the 2010 midterm elections.