Ellison has concerns about Senate health care deal…

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says he has concerns over a deal reached in the U.S. Senate that scraps the public option in the health care overhaul bill.

Ellison, who is a strong backer of the public option, talked about his concerns with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer:

Meanwhile…

Ellison will also have a chance to ask General Stanley McChrystal about the troop increase in Afghanistan. Ellison’s office says he will have the chance to ask questions at a congressional hearing scheduled for this morning. Here are the details from Ellison’s office:

Tune in to C-SPAN

Thursday, December 10, 2009

9:30 AM Eastern/8:30 AM Central

Witnesses:

The Honorable Karl W. Eikenberry

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

General Stanley A. McChrystal

Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A)

U.S. Department of Defense

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