December 17, 2009 / 12:59 AM / 10 years ago

White House adviser: "confident" on healthcare bill

Senator Joe Lieberman walks through the U.S. Capitol subway after meetings about the health care reform bill that is currently being debated in the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Benjamin J. Myers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser David Axelrod on Thursday said he was “confident” that the necessary 60 votes will be marshalled in the Senate to bring healthcare legislation to a vote.

“I’m confident that we’re going to get this done in a way that will hold the coalition together,” Axelrod said in an interview on “PBS Newshour.”

He also said that he expects a vote before the holiday and emphasized “we are going to get this done.”

Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Stacey Joyce

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