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New List of House HCR Undecideds Posted by ‘The Hill’

The Hill has a new staff survey of Democratic House of Reps members positions on the Democratic health care reform package (all Republicans expected to vote “No” as of this writing). Although there is some overlap, this list is substantially different from Chris Bowers list, which J.P. Green flagged here. ( Y) denotes ‘voted yes in November’, while asterisk denotes ‘voted for Stupak amendment in November.’ All unnamed Dems are on record in favor of the HCR package.
Firm no
Dan Boren (Okla.) *
Bobby Bright (Ala.) *
Artur Davis (Ala.) *
Larry Kissell (N.C.)
Dennis Kucinich (Ohio)
Frank Kratovil (Md.)
Walt Minnick (Idaho)
Collin Peterson (Minn.) *
Mike Ross (Ark.) *
Ike Skelton (Mo.) *
Gene Taylor (Miss.) *
Leaning No
Michael Arcuri (N.Y.) (Y)
Brian Baird (Wash.)
Marion Berry (Ark.) * (Y)
John Boccieri (Ohio) *
Dennis Cardoza (Calif.) * (Y)
Kathleen Dahlkemper (Pa.) * (Y)
Steve Driehaus (Ohio) * (Y)
Bart Gordon (Tenn.) *
Mary Jo Kilroy (Ohio) (Y)
Ron Kind (Wis.) (Y)
Dan Maffei (N.Y.) (Y)
Scott Murphy (N.Y.)
Solomon Ortiz (Texas) * (Y)
Tom Perriello (Va.) * (Y)
Nick Rahall (W.Va.) * (Y)
John Spratt (S.C.) * (Y)
Bart Stupak (Mich.) * (Y)
John Tanner (Tenn.) *
Leaning Yes
Russ Carnahan (Mo.) (Y)
Jim Oberstar (Minn.) * (Y)
No comment
Mike Doyle (Pa.) * (Y)
Clearly, the situation is very much in flux, hopefully in a good way. The biggest disappointment has to be Dennis Kucinich, who could conceivably become the Republicans’ favorite Democrat as a result of his purist position favoring a strong public option or single-payer reform. All of the undecideds and leaners need phone calls.The toll-free phone number for the Congressional switchboard is 1-866-220-0044.

One comment on “New List of House HCR Undecideds Posted by ‘The Hill’

  1. Jack on

    It is annoying that this left out consideration of Latino voters, among whom health care traditionally has been a very powerful issue. Is that because the cave-in on health care for undocumented persons has cooled their support, or is it the too-common overlooking of “other minorities?


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