House Democrats are making a push to pass the Senate health care bill this week. But according to the House’s No. 3 Democrat, they still don’t have the votes.
On Meet The Press yesterday, Tom Brokaw asked Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), “As of this morning, do you have the votes that you need?”
“No, we don’t have them as of this morning,” Clyburn said. “But we’ve been working this thing all weekend. We’ll be working it going into the week.”
I’m also very confident that we’ll get this done.
House Democrats are trying hard to hang onto every last vote as they try to pass the Senate health care bill this week. The House bill passed narrowly in November — just 220-215 — and Democrats don’t have much margin for error.
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