This source said the current plan is for the House to move the legislation first, but almost simultaneously with the Senate bill, sometime in early to mid-October. He noted, though, that the plan was tentative.
Emanuel continues his behind-the-scenes role in the White House effort, burning up phone lines to Senate offices and hideaways. In every meeting, some Senator says they just talked to Rahm, said one senior Senate Democratic aide.
Also leading the White House drive on Capitol Hill are Congressional liaison Phil Schiliro and White House health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.