Senate Rules Reform: Udall, Harkin, Merkley Remind Us Why Washington Doesn’t Take Liberals Seriously

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 12:40 pm

With their total capitulation on Senate rules reform, Sen. Tom Udall (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tom Harkin (D-IA) again remind us why no one in Washington takes liberals seriously. . . and frankly why they shouldn’t. For months, Udall has been promoting the “Constitutional Option,” which would allow the senators to declare the first [...]

Tell Earl Blumenauer to Keep His Pledge or Give the Money Back

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 6:00 am

Now that their scams have all been laid bare, Democratic leadership has resorted to firing on their own troops and threatening to run them all out of office if they don’t vote for the AHIP/PhRMA bailout. So, it looks like it’s time to whip. Earl Blumenauer was one of 65 members of Congress who pledged [...]

Call Reports: Rep. Raúl Grijalva Keeps His Word, Will Oppose Senate Bill

By: Monday January 25, 2010 11:15 am

FDL Activist Patrick from Arizona called Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s office and confirmed that Rep. Grijalva (AZ-07) will not vote for the Senate health care bill.  From Patrick’s report: I called and added personality to the script so it didn’t sound like I was reading verbatim.  Representative Grijalva will be voting AGAINST the Senate Health Care Bill. More [...]

Progressive Caucus Whip Diane Watson Will “Hold Her Nose” and Vote for Senate Bill

By: Saturday January 23, 2010 1:09 pm

Progressive Caucus whip Diane Watson’s office tells her constituents that she’s “willing to hold her nose and vote for a bill that had an individual mandate but no public option,” according to a FDL activist call report.

Lynn Woolsey: Will Not Vote for Health Care Without a Strong Public Option

By: Friday June 26, 2009 2:21 pm

“Oh I will vote against anything that does not include … and it’s got to be real. I mean, you can call it anything you want … I believe there are enough of us, among the 120 in the tri-caucus and the progressive caucus, that can stop any votes…. Any health care reform that does not include a strong, robust public option for all Americans will not be health care reform.”