But the interesting thing is how unified the Democratic caucus suddenly appears. And for all the roughing-up Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' Obama calls filibuster 'Jim Crow relic,' backs new Voting Rights Act bill MORE (D-Nev.) has received, let's give him the credit for getting everyone in line. He assuaged the liberals by including a government health plan but then showed them it wasn't going to pass. Now he has brought the party's two factions together to forge a compromise and without even knowing details, the support is nearly unanimous.

"If there's 60 senators who can reach agreement, I'm for it," Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Bottom line The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE (D-Mont.) told The Washington Post.

"I don't know what the deal is," Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William Nelson Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson NASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon MORE (D-Fla.) said, adding, "But I think at the end of the day that we'll have 60 votes."

Finally, Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Fred Upton says it is 'tragic' to see Americans reject masks, social distancing; Russia claims it will approve COVID-19 vaccine by mid-August People with disabilities see huge job losses; will pandemic roll back ADA gains? MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) told The New York Times, "Any big agreement is progress ... even if we do not know any of the details."

It is no surprise that the public option had to be dropped, but the surprise is that — as I mentioned in my column this week — Democrats of all stripes suddenly appear eager to compromise and get healthcare passed and off the table.


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