Pelosi says she lack votes to pass health care bill

(Note: This entry was posted by me on January 24, but back-dated with a January 21 time stamp, the actual day of the Post story, because Pelosi’s statement was a key step in the developments of the week which I had neglected to post about and quote directly at the time.)

This story is published in today’s New York Post:

Pelosi: We lack votes to pass health care bill
Last Updated: 5:21 PM, January 21, 2010
Posted: 10:35 AM, January 21, 2010

WASHINGTON—The leader of the House of Representatives says she lacks the votes to push the Senate’s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority issue.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the comment to reporters Thursday after her House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants said lawmakers vented frustration with the massive version of the legislation.

Pelosi said, “In its present form without any changes I don’t think it’s possible to pass the Senate bill in the House … I don’t see the votes for it at this time.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 21, 2010 11:00 PM | Send

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