December 5th, 2009
12:18 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama to the Capitol Hill Sunday

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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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