In the House, a number of Democrats from marginal districts pressured Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama to move the bill to the Senate rather than have the House act on it. And it’s worth noting that the Obama Administration has not made any public comments on this bill lately. I think Big Labor has overreached. They claim to have the votes to override a filibuster in the Senate (as Al Franken appears more likely than not to be Senator), but there is nervousness in their ranks now.
I think winning back the house next year or coming close to it is a real possibility.