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WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 19: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, during a rally at the U.S. Capitol on the Senate leaders' health care overhaul bill, released Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that the bill would cost $849 billion over 10 years -- to be offset by a mix of reductions in federal spending and new taxes -- and would reduce budget deficits by $127 billion over the same period. Dodd filled in for ailing Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., during  the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions markup of a health care overhaul bill over the summer. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 19: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, during a rally at the U.S. Capitol on the Senate leaders' health care overhaul bill, released Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that the bill would cost $849 billion over 10 years -- to be offset by a mix of reductions in federal spending and new taxes --...
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