December 5th, 2009
12:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama to the Capitol Hill Sunday

President Barack Obama will go to Capitol Hill Sunday to meet with Senate Democrats.
President Barack Obama will go to Capitol Hill Sunday to meet with Senate Democrats.

Washington (CNN)– President Obama will go to Capitol Hill on Sunday to meet with Senate Democrats, as the health debate rages, a White House official and a senior Democratic source told CNN on Saturday.

The meeting is set for 2 p.m.

The Senate is in session both days this weekend to debate health care and vote on amendments.

Democratic leadership sources admitted that a major motivation for keeping the senators at the Capitol is to keep negotiations going and reach a compromise on a proposed public health care option.

Some Democratic senators have been complaining that the president must get more involved in this intra-party fight.

"I want to see more from the White House," Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Friday. Brown, a strong supporter of a public option, also said that "the president needs to weigh in. I think that will make it a lot easier."


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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. S M R

    Thank You Mr President for working so hard to better the lives of 98% of the population. The other 2% need to play fair and give OUR Countries middle class a chance to recover. Isn't a decade of tax breaks for the rich enough already!!! Please have a heart for once and be satisfied with YOUR FORTUNE.

    December 5, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Gary

    No public option! No new taxes! No new entitlement programs! No medicare cuts! No government panels! – - it is that simple keep those rules and we can have some reasonable healthcare reform.

    December 5, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Bobby Boy

    Obama better bring his check book to buy off the Senators. Either that or bring Harry Reid, and have Harry write out the checks . I guess that would be the "proper" way of doing things. Mary Landrieu set the price point at $300 million to sell her vote, but that was just to get the bill to the point it could be debated. What's the price now Harry, $600 million? Maybe even a $1 billion? It doesn't matter, it's the tax payers money, and who cares about them?

    December 5, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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