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Handful of House Democrats indicate they haven't ruled out switch to 'yes' on health care vote

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/02/2010

Charles Babington

"WASHINGTON (AP) Nine House Democrats indicated in an Associated Press survey Monday they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, brightening the party's hopes in the face of unyielding Republican opposition. "The White House tried to smooth the way for them, showing its own openness to changes in the landmark legislation and making a point of saying the administration is not using parliamentary tricks or loopholes to find the needed support. "Democratic leaders have strongly signaled they will use a process known as "budget reconciliation" to try to push part of the package through the Senate without allowing Republicans to talk it to death with filibusters. The road could be even more difficult in the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi is struggling to secure enough Democratic votes for approval, thus the effort to attract former foes." Read on...
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"Handful of House Democrats indicate they haven't ruled out switch to 'yes' on health care vote", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/handful-of-house-democrats-indicate-they-haven-t-ruled-out-switch-to-yes-on-health-care-vote