I was checking the latest Public Option Whip List today to see if any more senators had signed the letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging him to pass the public health insurance option through reconciliation. Specifically, I was looking for the name Bill Nelson (D-FL). Well, so far he still hasn’t signed it.
Of course, I suppose he must have other priorities, like this one for instance (from Twitter):
While it’s nice he’s looking out for Florida fishermen, I’ll bet those same fishermen could benefit from a public health insurance option too, along with the rest of us in Florida. So while I appreciate that he’s “gone to see a man about a fish,” I would hope that this would be a priority of his as well.
If he’s your senator, here is the number to call:
Senator Bill Nelson: (202) 224-5274
If you would like to add your name to the letter you can do so here.
To check the list, or to call your congress member, you can do so here.