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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chairwoman of "Blue-Dog Democrats" Says She Won't Vote For Senate Health Care Bill in the House

The Battle over Government-Run Health Care is coming down to whether or not Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will pass the Senate Health Care Bill as is. Today brought more bad news for the Obama White House.

The Chairwoman of the "Blue-Dog Democrats" - Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin - told reporters today that she will NOT support the Senate Bill when it comes up in the House. Added to her announcement, Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak said earlier today that there are 12 Democrats in the House who voted for the House Health Care Bill who will NOT vote for the Senate Bill when it comes up in the House if the abortion language remains the same.

The co-chairwoman of the Blue Dog Caucus said today she will oppose the Senate version of healthcare reform if it comes up for a vote in the House.

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), who also voted against the original House bill, told reporters in a conference call that she opposes the upper chamber's legislation, and she would not support any changes that come from the Senate via reconciliation.

"I will not vote for the Senate bill as is," she said, according to the Rapid City Journal. "I will not vote for a package of changes that would go through the reconciliation process." . . . MORE

Via The Hill


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