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Baucus Says He 'Worked Hard To Get That Bipartisan Support' for a Bill That Has No Bipartisan Support

He reiterated his hope that Republicans will vote for his bill by the time a vote comes up

Standing alone at a podium today to unveil his long-awaited health reform proposal, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) said he has an obligation to work as hard as he can to “try to get the most broad-based bill possible.” Baucus has held up the process for months as he tried to build bipartisan support for a bill. “I worked very hard to try to get that bipartisan support,” he said in his defense. But in the very next breath, Baucus stated, “No Republican has offered his or her support at this moment.” He reiterated his hope that Republicans will vote for his bill by the time a vote comes up:

 

Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.
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