We had hundreds of people calling their representatives yesterday to ask if they would sign the letter to President Obama, telling him to issue an executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT activists lobbying on the Hill report that the DNC is actively discouraging the [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday May 4, 2012 11:01 am|
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday December 15, 2010 4:23 am|
If a majority of Democrats won’t vote for the Obama-GOP tax plan, Speaker Pelosi must not bring it to the floor for a vote. So let’s find out where Democrats stand. We’re organizing an EMERGENCY whip count to call Democratic Members of Congress and find out where they stand on the Obama-GOP tax plan.
|By: Jane Hamsher 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 [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 10, 2010 2:10 pm|
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is saying that the Senate has a majority for a public option–in direct contradiction to claims by President Obama. From TPM: Sanders said he thinks Democrats have 50 votes in the Senate to pass a bill “certainly to include a public option.” It was a bit of good news for progressives, who [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Monday November 16, 2009 10:44 am|
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-25) will oppose a final health care bill that has triggers or that allows states to opt out of the public option – with an asterisk. She would allow states to opt-out only if they did provided “a more progressive option” offered at the state level.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday November 11, 2009 12:21 pm|
Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman are running around saying that they’ll kill any bill that has a public option. Quite predictably. And everyone in the media (and on the Hill) are kowtowing to them, saying that this means that it will have to go. Their calculus is that progressives in the House will want health care passed so badly that they’ll eventually cave and vote for a bill that doesn’t have one.
Now, maybe this is true. But as someone who counts votes like other people count sheep, I’m not getting it. Someone is going to have to explain the math.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 28, 2009 8:02 am|
Nancy Pelosi may not have enough votes for the “robust” public option tied to Medicare rates plus 5%. The Hill has published the official whip count [note: The Hill has now removed this page. Data was copied and posted here] of those House Democrats who oppose the robust public option. As I’ve pointed out countless times [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 30, 2009 12:30 pm|
A coalition of Democrats (Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus) in the House have began a caucus-wide whip count on the robust public option. The "whip count," started last night, seeks to prove that there are a majority 218 votes in the House for what liberals [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday August 30, 2009 9:49 pm|
So, Democratic members of Congress? Think this one is going down the memory hole? Think again!
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