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Posted on 03/19/2010 9:55:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
Stupak Abortion Language to Be Substituted for Senate Language in Deal to Secure Health Care Votes By: Jane Hamsher March 19, 2010
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi has agreed to let Stupak have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to pass the Senate bill. It instructs the Senate to substitute the language in his amendment for the Senate language on abortion.
FDL has obtained a copy of the concurrent resolution (PDF1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4), which includes cosponsors Marion Berry, Sanford Bishop, Joseph Cao, Kathy Dahlkemper, Steve Driehaus, Marcy Kaptur, Dan Lipinski, Alan Mollohan, and Nick Rahall. A second source confirms that with the exception of Cao, these are the members of Congress who are still on the fence. Cao is still considered a firm no vote.
The deal calls for Stupak to have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to confirm the Senate bill on Sunday. Stupak is confident that he has the votes to pass the measure, and is happy to have the vote after the House passes the Senate bill. He believes that by using a tie bar approach, his amendment would be tied to the health care bill which would require just 51 votes in the Senate.
Pro-choice members of the House, however, are demanding that the vote on the Concurrent Resolution happen before the House confirms the Senate bill. If in fact it passes, they plan to vote against confirming the Senate bill.
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You are about three hours too late.
STUPAK... Pelosilini is LYING to you... DON”T FALL FOR IT!!
domt they have to vote on the bill EXACTLY AS WRITTEN in the senate or nothing?????????
these bastards are going to start a civil war...
This isn’t happening. FDL is clueless as usual.
Don't get too confident, a lot of Republicans may not agree to be dupes in your fig leaf game this time. If enough decide to vote "Present", then your and Nancy's ploy goes up in smoke.
I can’t keep up with all the treachery.
Ugly things this way come.
Exactly what the Demonrats are counting on.
This would cause the big 40 pro-choice Dems to vote NO. You can’t please one group without alienating the other. I ain’t buyin’ it.
Makes no difference - this is all about giving Stupik a fig-leaf to allow him to vote YES on the Senate bill
He knows full well this side bill on abortion (to be voted on AFTER the hc vote) will in fact fail....
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