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In letter, Senate tries to assure House

From NBC's Luke Russert and Domenico Montanaro
Senate Democrats tried to bridge that chasm of trust between House and Senate Democrats with a letter assuring them they will pass the reconciliation bill.

Click here for the full letter.

Here's what House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer had to say about it:

"I can't quote it verbatim. I saw it, I read it, it essentially says we are for reconciliation, we will vote for the reconciliation and we will vote for it and we'll vote for the reconciliation bill sent to us by the House. ...

"What we are hopeful for, when we considered it, we could treat this like a conference report, where you do the amendments and then you do the bill."