Skip to comments.LIVE HEALTH CARE THREAD ~ SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Posted on 03/20/2010 7:07:53 AM PDT by SE MomEdited on 03/21/2010 5:00:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
10 AM Rules Committee meeting (C-span2 LIVE all day)
11 AM Stupak press conference
12 PM Demonstration at the Capitol
3 PM Obama meets with the Democratic caucus
2 p.m.: The House will debate for one hour the rules of debate for the reconciliation bill and the Senate bill.
3 p.m.: The House will vote to end debate and vote on the rules of the debate.
3:15 p.m.: The House will debate the reconciliation package for two hours.
5:15 p.m.: The House will vote on the reconciliation package.
5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican substitute and then vote on the substitute.
6 p.m.: The House will vote on the final reconciliation package.
6:15 p.m.: If the reconciliation bill passes, the House will immediately vote on the Senate bill, without debate.
May God bless our country!
Here we go...
DeLay says Pelosi is in a box!!!
Obamacare Death Watch (Update #96)
Posted on March 20th, 2010 by Ryan Booth Submit Well be updating this entry all weekend. Follow us on Twitter for notifications of the latest updates.
Update 3-20, 8:55 AM: As I predicted last night, prospects for a Stupak deal appear to be collapsing. Im putting the word death back in the thread title shame on me for taking it out.
Update 3-20, 8:00 AM: Stupak was right. Back on Wednesday, he told The Hill in an interview:
Theyll call me the night before and say, Hey, weve got to work this out. We dont have the votes, he said. Then we get serious.
Members in Question [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Stupak swingers at the moment appear to be: Kaptur of Ohio, Berry of Arkansas, Cueller of Texas, and Rahall of West Virginia.
If you live in any one of these districts, you might want to buck your representative up.
UPDATE: With #s:
Berry (202) 225-4076
Rahall (202) 225-3452
Says that if it is 215-215 the bill is dead.
Thank you for posting this! I need sanity support! Big time!
Hose Rules Cmte LIVE STREAMING http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN2.aspx
@PeteSessions: Will tweet live updates on #HCR bill debate in our House Rules Committee meeting starting @ 10am ET. #GOP #TCOT
Thoughts on Stupak? Why the presser?
Cavuto is live today- he’ll have Mark Levin on this hour to discuss the suit Landmark Legal Foundation will bring immediately IF this goes through.
Well here we go. I feel like I’m living in Zimbabwe.
Barton saying we are about to unleash a cultural war in this country if you do this demon pass.
He is right about that.
Pro-choice members of the House are in revolt, threatening to kill the health care bill after Nancy Pelosi agreed to give Bart Stupak a vote on a concurrent resolution which would tie his language on abortion to the Senate bill and substitute it for the Nelson language.
Marcia Pappas, President of New York Now, released an open letter encouraging the women in Congress to oppose the deal:
March 19, 2010
An open letter to every woman in Congress:
Today, women in the United States are fighting for their lives. You must fight too! A womans right to have safe and legal abortion is about to be traded away.
We are asking all of you fight like you have never fought before. Tonight, It has become clear that the our Democratic President Obama, Democratic Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) and Democratic Leader (Harry Reid) are trading away womens lives.
Every woman in Congress should MAKE HISTORY AND WALK OUT ! This is your chance to stand up for what is right! Forget politics, forget saving your seat! You must take a chance!
If you sit back and allow the passage of the health care bill with Stupak, women in America will not vote for another Democrat ..myself included. Because there will essentially be no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.
What will it be? Will you all go down in history following the boys, or will you finally stand up for what is right? Its up to all of you. We elected you because we believed that having women at the table would make a difference. Dont let us down.
Marcia A. Pappas
According to The Hill, were the resolution to pass the House, it would instruct the Senate clerk to change the healthcare bill to reflect Stupaks more restrictive language to prohibit federal dollars from going toward abortion coverage.
There were 41 members of Congress who signed Diana DeGettes letter saying we will not vote for a conference report that contains language that restricts womens right to choose any further than current law. Although the language in the Senate bill most certainly goes way beyond current law, the members have thus far stayed silent and DeGette has not released the names on the letter.
Jan Schakowsky, Mike Capuano, Mike Quigley, Carolyn Maloney, Judy Chu and Louise Slaughter have publicly said that they signed the letter. Betsy Markey and Anne Kirkpatrick are also signatories.
As I mentioned this morning, abortion would not be an issue in the Plan B alternative that the White House was contemplating three weeks ago, which would evidently expand existing programs Medicaid and SCHIP. It would cover half the people at a quarter of the price, but it would not include the politically toxic mandate that threatens to trigger nationwide opposition in the form of 2010 ballot amendments. Because it creates no new infrastructure for the purpose of funneling money to private insurance companies, there is no need for either Bart Stupaks or Ben Nelsons language dealing with abortion which satisfies the concerns of both pro-choice and anti-choice members of Congress.
Both programs are already covered under existing law, the Hyde amendment.
Good...close the lid and ship it to Siberia.
Stupak is the Dems “fly in the ointment.” Unless Pelosi decided to compromise and meet the demands of Stupak last night, his press conference will be about why he is voting “NO” and what the Democrats can do to get him to “YES.”
Stupak will be the American people’s hero at the end of this.
Is Mark Levin going to protest? He went to first one, right?
You’re not alone FRiend :)
Did Fox & Friends say that the had 217 yes votes this morning?