Senate Democrats have again failed to pass a large tax-extender and jobs bill because of a unified Republican filibuster. The bill is meant to stop massive layoffs, make sure poor people don’t lose their health care and provide continued unemployment insurance to the many Americans hit hard by the recession. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) firmly [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 25, 2010 12:37 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 7, 2009 11:40 am|
Sen. Debbie Stabenow is prepared to kill the public option to make Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln happy: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)–a staunch public option supporter, told reporters she’d be happy with a health care bill without a public option, so long as it accomplishes the public option’s imperatives of lowering costs and providing competition. [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday November 16, 2009 8:19 am|
Well, we now know that 42 bipartisan members of the House were willing to act act as PhRMA’s fax machines. I guess it shouldn’t have been a surprise — 80 House Dems signed a letter to Henry Waxman, telling him to substitute the White House PhRMA deal for his own much stronger language.
The question is, what are the Senate Democrats going to do about it?