Congress may be taking a break from health care reform.
Top Senate Democrat Chris Dodd said his party should "maybe take a breather from health care for a month, six weeks."
Dodd's comments are the latest sign that Republican Scott Brown's Senate victory has thrown the health care legislation off track.
Tuesday's election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts cost Democrats the 60-seat supermajority needed to pass the president's health care package.
"We have to find this way forward, and we're probably better going to do that in a calmer environment," Sen. Dodd said.
Meanwhile, President Obama spoke at a town hall in Elyria, Ohio, and promised to press ahead with his health care reform plan regardless.
"I am not going to walk away just because it's hard," Obama said.
Just last week Democrats appeared close to a deal.
Now, there is no clear path forward without their filibuster-proof Senate majority.