Would Seattle congressman Jim McDermott be on board with the idea of having the House of Representatives pass the senate's health care bill unchanged, now that Scott Brown has terrified everyone in the senate into paralysis?

McDermott's spokesman, Ed Shelleby, replies:

Rep. McDermott and his colleagues in the House are still weighing all of the options and trying to figure out how best to proceed. Everything is pretty much on the table but he’s still optimistic that the final bill will include pieces from both the Senate and the House versions.

Right now, he’s taking a deep breath to get a sense of what this election means and how it will affect the landscape. Still, Congress has the chance to pass some of the most meaningful change to social policy in 75 years and while the election will change the dynamic in the Senate, Rep. McDermott has no intention of giving up the fight.