POLITICS
11/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid To Seize Wheel On Healthcare Debate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will take control of the healthcare debate in his chamber when Congress returns, attempting to move along legislation that stalled for months at the committee level.

Taking on a bigger role in the debate poses a political risk for Reid, but Democratic lobbyists and liberal activists say his leadership is essential for President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative to advance.

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