Some Catholic representatives and senators are struggling with the health care bill's lack of provision against abortion funding, others not so much.
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In October of 2009, Tennessee Governor Phil Bresden, a Democrat, expressed his concerns to Senator Bob Corker (R – TN) and Rep. Bart Gordon (D – TN) about the fragile economic circumstances of their home state.
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Some members who are either "no" or "yes" votes could also change as well. The CBO numbers will also affect how the Democrats will go about procedurally and whether or not the Party will use the much criticized "deem and pass" measure to pass the Senate version of the health care bill through the House with out members voting on the actual legislation.
Former Pa. legislator Mike Veon (D–Beaver) awaits a decision regarding charges leveled against him in 2008.
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Emerging from a meeting with Democratic leaders in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D - CA) office today, House Rules Committee Chair Louise Slaughter (D -NY) discussed the constitutionality of the "self-executing rule" she has condoned.
At a press conference on Medicare today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) addressed reporters' questions concerning the unusual procedure known as the "self-executing rule" that would "deem" the Senate version of the health care bill passed in the House sans any member voting on the actual health care legislation.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Tuesday he does not expect voter backlash should party members use the parlimentary "self-executing" rule to "deem" the Senate health care bill passable without having to actually vote.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D - CA) insisted at a presser this afternoon "The only reason to oppose the bill is that you do not support health care reform, and we are taking a vote and I am anticipating the support of those who support health care reform. I will not be deterred by misrepresentations, but her statements to progressive media today appear to justify Rep. David Dreier (R - CA) and other GOP'ers concerns.
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), ranking member on the rules committee spoke with reporters today about his disdain towards the Democrats' procedural motions in getting the Senate health care bill passed.
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Democrats wrongly believe Americans voted them out in droves in 1994 because they failed to deliver universal health care legislation.
Bob Cusack over at The Hill has an interesting take on whose House votes Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to capture for her party's health care bill to finally pass.