“We will have the votes,” said a senior administration official on the prospects for the passage of the stimulus bill in the U.S. Senate.
But in a closed door meeting with senators Wednesday President Obama would only say he was “cautiously optimistic.”
Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) said, “I’m not sure we have the votes.”
Where’s Harry Reid?
U.S. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington February 3, 2009.REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)