Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promised two Democratic senators this week a Senate vote on the public option “in the coming months.”
In a letter to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the top Senate Democrat said he was committed to pursuing the controversial public insurance option later this year.
“Like you, I remain committed to pursuing the public option,” Reid wrote in a letter dated Thursday, which was obtained and published by the Huffington Post. “As we have discussed, I will work to ensure that we are able to vote on the public option in the coming months.”