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Democrat House Member Bart Stupak Confident He Can Block Health Care


Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak tells the Beltway Buzz he's "confident" he has the votes to block the rule that allows H.R. 3200 onto the floor for debate.  However, he says he's not taking anything for granted. 

As co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, the Democrat wants Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow an up or down vote on the Hyde Amendment.  That's an amendment Democrats and Republicans have historically added to legislation that deals with health care funding.  It basically prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions. 

H.R. 3200 is currently silent on abortion.  In the past, when that has occurred, courts have ruled the controversial procedure can be covered and paid for with taxpayer money.

Stupak has told the Speaker without a clean up or down vote he'll lead as many as 39 Democrats, with Republicans to block the legislation.

And, even if the Speaker allows the vote, Stupak isn't promising he'll support the bill.  Here's why....

 

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# RE: Democrat House Member Bart Stupak Confident He Can Block Health Care

YouTube - Rep. Bart Stupak speaking in Cheboygan, MI
Rep. Bart Stupak speaking in Cheboygan, MI. Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off ... You broke Congressman Stupak's ban on recording his town-hall ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=URr68joWr1E - 109k - Cached
IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS YOU NEED TO! HOW TO CHEAT AND LIE AND SAVE YOUR SEAT
HE HAS SOME NERVE TALKING ABOUT INTEGRITY AND PRINCIPLES!
Left by suan37 on Apr 15, 2010 4:21 PM