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Weiner: Health Care 'Dead' if Brown Wins

January 19, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9], one of the House's most progressive advocates of health care reform, today said that the bill may be "dead" if Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown wins today in Massachusetts. "I think you can make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead," Weiner said on MSNBC. "I think it's going to be very hard to ask us in the House to take the Senate bill when everyone acknowledges it was a worse bill. Everyone said the only reason we were passing the Sena...

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The Progressive Health Care Bloc

July 30, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The fact of the matter is that when you shift the legislation over to the right to satisfy conservatives, you lose liberal votes on the left. In this case, the deal Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Democrat brokered with the Blue Dogs appears to be losing more votes for the bill than it has gained. The deal is designed to satisfy the 40 Blue Dogs who outlined their concerns with the bill in a letter three weeks ago. We know that only 4 of the 7 Blue Dogs on the E&C Committee agreed to the deal, so it's likely that outside of the committee, the deal would win the support of, say, 30 Blue Dogs.

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