Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has set a special caucus for Wednesday evening to brief Senators on his forthcoming health care overhaul even though he has yet to receive a formal cost estimate on the measure from the Congressional Budget Office.Reid told Members that the huddle would take place at 5 p.m.Scheduling the meeting suggests Reid is confident he will have the CBO score in hand by Wednesday afternoon. This could put Reid in a position to set up a vote to begin debate on the bill as early as Friday or Saturday.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.