MSNBC Reports Pro-Life Democrats Close to Deal with Obama to Obtain Votes Needed to Pass Senate Health Care Bill
MSNBC is reporting that Democrat Bart Stupak and Pro-Life Democrats are close to a deal with President Obama that would get their votes for the Senate Health Care Bill today in exchange for an Executive Order that affirms no federal funds for abortion will be used if ObamaCare is passed and signed into law. Stupak said a deal is "close." This would virtually guarantee that Democrats will have the votes to pass the Senate Health Care Bill today:
House Democratic leaders predicted that a rare Sunday session will produce one of the most significant legislative triumphs in decades: passage of a landmark health care overhaul that promises to provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
The chances for House passage increased Sunday afternoon after a reported possible agreement between Democratic leaders and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who had led a group of anti-abortion lawmakers in opposing the bill, was revealed.
Stupak is now poised to support the bill, NBC's Chuck Todd reported. Stupak told CNN that there is no deal yet but that he and the White House are "close" to an agreement. "It's a work in progress," he said. . . . MORE