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.
I don't think so. I think the most they have is 201 yeas, and that is likely to FALL not rise as it becomes clear to some members in vulnerable seats that the bill will fail, and they have nothing to gain by casting a yes vote and everything to gain by appearing to be courageous.
I also see this aas an opportunity for a revolt against Nancy Pelosi. This bill fails and she is diminished. Politics being the ruthless game it is, there may be some who will vote no for no other reason that to bring Pelosi down, once they see that outcome in the cards anyway.
“Jerry Costello (Ill.) * (Y) STUPAK”
On this morning’s radio news, Congressman Costello said he was a “no” vote, because he thinks the federal government should be concentrating on jobs - not health care.
I hope that he is sincere - not just holding out for a porkulus handout of some sort.
that is significant. Costello. Not just because his vote puts some counts up now to ‘214 NO’, but because if Pelosi has failed so totally with Costello, then she is likely failing with so many others on that list.
Well bring it on. Let's vote today! The Republicans should call them on this and remind the world that it is Obama and Pelosi who are dragging their feet on a vote.
Sadly, I'm afraid I hit the nail directly on the head.
Yes, and if ever we needed as a Nation to be sheltered by the Almighty, now is the time.
Nope, wasn't in doubt. And wasn't wrong either.
Hey! I guess your head was finally able to get squeezed back into the forum. Better not stay too long, you might not be able to get back out.
That explains why your head is still stuck where it is.