Reid Cancels Recess To Get Health Care Done

Nov 30, 2009 | Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has cancelled the Senate's Columbus Day recess so that lawmakers can focus on passing healthcare reform legislation during the week of Oct. 12.

Reid said the Senate would likely take up healthcare legislation on the chamber floor that week.

Reid had threatened to cancel the break earlier this month, but unlike similar warnings in the past, the leader followed through on Wednesday.

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