Thursday, September 17, 2009

Senator Specter's New Colleagues Rein Him In On Card Check Prediction

Recently converted Democratic Senator Arlen Specter is getting his comeuppance from caucus colleagues in response to his remark earlier this week that the upper chamber has "pounded out a deal" on the Employee Free Choice Act, commonly known as the card check bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is not aware of any deal, Majority Whip Dick Durbin says card check is still a work in progress, and North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan says "From what I understood, the whole card check issue was dead."

Latest word on this issue could have come from famed New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Leas Democratic negotiator for the measure, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa remarked, "I thought we were close to having an agreement that we could bring out and vote on. Close - nothing's final until you bring it out."
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