Senator Ben Nelson has announced that he will support the health care reform bill in the Senate, effectively providing Democrats with the 60th vote needed to pass the bill and send it to conference with the House.
In a press conference explaining his decision, Nelson noted that he had successfully fought off efforts to include a public option as well as the inclusion of language limiting the availability of abortions. Nelson also warned that if in conference with the House the bill is 'materially changed' from what he agreed to he reserves the right to withdraw his support and vote against cloture the next time around.
Read more details here. Watch Nelson's press conference below.