Reid, D-Nev., called the weekend session as he races the clock to complete action on the 2,000-page remake of the nation's healthcare system by Christmas. With both sides jockeying for political advantage amid raging partisan debate, Democratic senators used their weekend work to cite their commitment to Obama's signature issue. Reid's office announced that Obama would make a personal pitch Sunday during a visit to the Capitol, when he is expected to speak to Democratic senators during a caucus meeting.
Republicans planned Saturday to showcase the bill's cuts to Medicare, seeking to undermine support for the legislation among seniors and others.
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