Skip to comments.On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
Posted on 03/09/2010 4:55:39 AM PST by Second Amendment First
UPDATED 3/8: Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) moved from "no" to "undecided." He told local media outlets on March 2 and March 7 that he was voting against reform. But his spokesman told the Plum Line blog on March 8 that hes undecided. Arcuri voted for the House bill.
--Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) voted yes on the House bill, but told the Syracuse paper March 8 the he is undecided on the final bill.
--Rep Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) voted yes on the House bill, but told the Syracuse paper March 8 the he is undecided on the final bill.
--Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois voted for the House bill but the Weekly Standard reported March 8 that he would not back a final bill that doesnt include Stupaks abortion language.
Democratic Rep. James Oberstar of Minnesota voted for the House bill but the Weekly Standard reported March 8 that he would not back a final bill that doesnt include Stupaks abortion language.
--Retiring Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), who voted against the House bill, told CNN March 7 that hes now undecided, but still might vote against a health care bill -- even if it kills reform.
--Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), who voted no on the House bill, told Fox News Sunday on March 7 that hes not leaning one way or the other though he sounded more yes than no.
--Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), a yes vote on the House bill, told the AP March 4 that shes undecided.
--Retiring Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) voted against the House bill but said in a statement March 4 that the presidents proposal is moving in a more fiscally responsible direction.
--Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) won't be changing his "no" vote, The Hill reported March 8.
--Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) wont be changing his no votes, The Daily Caller reported March 8.
--Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told MSNBC March 8 that he will vote against reform because he doesnt see the Senate bill as the solution.
--On the March 7 edition of Fox News Sunday, Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), a House bill no vote, said Speaker Pelosi hasnt been working him to support reform.
--Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), a House bill yes vote, told the NYT March 4 that shes not inclined to support the Senate bill.
--Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) announced March 4 that he wont resign from the House as planned on March 8 in order to stay and fight health reform, keeping one more no vote in the House and forcing Dems to get 217 votes instead of 216.
Just by looking at that list, it is clearly the Republicans who are blocking this much needed reform!/sarc
Nothing in the United States Constitution empowers the Federal Government to become as involved in people lives as this bill would enable to happen.
Why does NO ONE say this!
Put the U.S. Constitution away, out of view if it is not going to be used and we will heed our other cherished document, the Declaration of Independence.
It has the perscription for what to do with an over reaching government.
I thought Obama was focussed 100% on the economy and jobs??
I guess he really meant he’ll get around to that sometime when his ongoing health-care soap-opera wraps up....
Rat bastards aren’t “holding it up”, they’re “holding out” for the max they can whore themselves for.
Any new current info on likelihood of passage in House?
Follow the money...
Who will be the first Governor to utter these words again I wonder? If things keep going the way they are I truly think this will be the end result that's coming.
that the presidents proposal is moving in a more fiscally responsible direction.
I am still trying to figure out how anyone can intellectually say something of this nature. They have to and are being asked to vote up or down on the "Senate" version.
No where in that version is the president's proposals PLUS . . .
They have to vote for the premiums on the "cadillac insurance"
Stearn and his minions get to pay extra !!
It will never be fixed because the American people will not accept any ammendment of that nature in future bills
The left has succeeded in dumbing down the populace to the point that such a Constitutional argument might as well be spoken in Martian.
And the left DISDAINS the concept of the Constitution - limiting their ability to meddle in people’s lives.
Their DemocRATS!! Pelosi will get the votes by force, fear intimidation and bribery. So they’ll force Obamacare down our throats. Hopefully, we’ll have our day in Nov.
I don’t have any...but I will say that the Democrats have the votes in the House to do whatever they want...but only if they disregard the wishes of their employers...
Never, ever trust a Democrat.....
Hope you are right on the count.
the blonde woman on Bret Baier’s Fox News panel...I think her name is Stoddard?...predicted they will all break “yea” the morning of the vote and then get the heck out of Dodge
scuttlebutt is two BIG local Tea Parties being planned this week for Altmire’s PA offices
Haven’t we learned by now? This manufactured “suspense” is a farce. Nobody is really changing their stance, except in districts where it will reduce damage for the demonocrats, provided the bill itself passes.
The demoncrats move as one. There are no “moderates” who are on the fence.
The American public is once again being played. They already have the votes. The fix is already in. Wake up everyone.
Great! We need to run a good candidate against him, not the same old RINO Melissa Hart.