Asked at a press conference whether she’d support keeping the House of Representatives in session into the August recess to complete work on health care reform, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was fairly adamant.
“I think 70 percent of the American people would want that,” she said. “I want a bill.”
That could prove crucial if Blue Dogs hold up House Democrats’ health care bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee much longer. The House is scheduled to adjourn on August 3rd. Whether or not she pushes that date back, though, it sounds like she’s confident a bill will pass whenever it comes to the floor.
“I have no doubt we have the votes on the floor of the House to pass this legislation,” she said.