Sen. Reid named the following Democratic Senators to the conference committee: Max Baucus (MT), Ben Cardin (MD), Jack Reed (RI) and Bob Casey (PA)
At least the Senate will be participating in working toward a full year deal with the conference committee sooner. They won't be able to wait until late January to address this, making it a bigger "crisis" than it already is.
We need a full year deal. We need certainty.