Rep. Keith Ellison: Public Option Still Possible If We Get Loud

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Thursday on Twitter that the fight for the public option was still on. Ellison tweeted: "Don't Quit on #PO. Still very possible if we get loud now."


From the Hill: 

Ellison's words match the sentiments of several House Democrats who in recent days have said they would fight hard to keep provisions from their bill in the final proposal after it emerges from conference committee.

But Democratic senators have firmly held that their bill will take precedence over the House's when the two are merged.

House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday said the Senate's bill is so fundamentally flawed that the effort should be scrapped and lawmakers should go back to the drawing board. Slaughter's comments echo Republican calls to kill the bill.

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