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Obama wants Senate health bill quickly

July 14, 2009
AP
7/14/2009

ObamaCare

House Democrats are moving ahead with sweeping health care legislation as President Barack Obama prods a Senate committee chairman to take faster action on a companion measure.

Moving forcefully on his top domestic priority, Obama told Sen. Max Baucus he wants legislation ready by week’s end in the Finance Committee that Baucus chairs, according to numerous Democratic officials.

These officials said Obama made his wishes known directly to Baucus, D-Mont., at a White House meeting Monday attended by administration officials and senior Democratic lawmakers.

The virtual deadline underscored Obama’s determination to push legislation through both houses of Congress before lawmakers go home for their August summer break.

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