Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the chamber would take up an amendment by Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., that would strictly prohibit taxpayer money from being spent on abortion.
“I want to get it out of the way,” Reid said. “I think we all do.”
Vote or no vote today, the issue is not going away. It may become Pelosi’s headache after a conference report more than Reid’s, but it’s not going away. (Some more on that issue here.)