Saturday, December 19, 2009

Keep applying the pressure!!

With Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) acknowledging that he will likely vote "yes" on cloture, it is likely that there are the required 60 votes to end debate on the health care bill. The next step, if majority leader Harry Reid has his way, will be a vote on the actual bill before Christmas.

Assuming passage, the bill will go back to the US House where it may be voted upon in its current format or possibly reworked. Either way, a different version of the health care bill passed the House by a razor-thin 220-215 margin. That said, it will take only three Democrats in the House to flip, thus stopping this abomination. According to Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), there are five Democrats who could possibly be swayed. They are as follows:

Bart Stupak (Michigan)
John Tanner (Tennessee)
Brian Baird (Washington)
Bart Gordon (Tennessee)
Dennis Moore (Kansas)

Also contact your own Congressional representatives. Any House member can be reached at (202) 224-3121.

I can imagine that the aforementioned reps are outside the Congressional districts of many of our readers. However, their votes will affect us all.

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