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September 08, 2009

Obama: For the Second Time, the Time for Debate Is Over

He's let Pelosi and Reid know the watchword is "urgency," and Reid and Pelosi promise they have the votes to ram this through.

While White House spokesman Robert Gibbs today refrained from telling reporters whether President Obama in his speech Wednesday night will set a deadline for passing health care reform, sources tell ABC News that in his private meeting with Democratic congressional leaders this afternoon the key word was urgency.

The president told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that it is important for them to pass health care reform bills soon, the sources said.

Reid says he can get the public option through, too.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.


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