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House Democrats reluctant to take up Senate healthcare reform bill

Washington Post, January 21, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled to sell the Senate version of the legislation to reluctant Democrats, even as party moderates raised doubts about forging ahead without bipartisan support, the Washington Post reports. Despite Republican Scott Brown's victory in a Senate special election in Massachusetts, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV) have pledged to complete work on the massive bill they started nearly a year ago. But they have yet to identify a clear way forward that will appeal broadly to their rank-and-file, the Post reports.