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December 16, 2010

Key Democratic Senate Vote To Be Absent Through January Due To Cancer Treatmnent?

Ron Wyden of Oregon will be missing votes for the next month.

In a strictly – and callously – political sense, Wyden’s absence from the Senate for the remainder of this year could prove problematic for Democrats, who are set to take up a slew of high-profile measures where every vote will likely be crucial. In the Senate – where partisan rhetoric has escalated in recent days as the end of the lame-duck session approaches – Democrats are expected to need every vote they can get on the START treaty, the omnibus spending bill, the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal, and more.

According to Dave Wiegel (scan down), Wyden will be missing votes tomorrow and next week, and has surgery scheduled for December 20th.

Thanks to rdbrewer.


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