Top WH Aides Sitting Down With Women’s Groups, Faith Leaders On Stupak


Women’s rights groups enraged over the Stupak amendment included in the House health care bill passed Saturday got some time with Obama administration officials today, but the president’s aides also will be huddling with faith groups as the negotiations continue.

As we reported earlier, the head of the National Organization for Women went to the White House to voice her dismay over the last-minute deal to vote on the amendment.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was among the expected attendees, but Obama did not attend.

“As part of our ongoing outreach surrounding health insurance reform, staff met with today with representatives of the women’s rights community. Staff will also be meeting in coming days with leaders from communities of faith and other groups involved in the effort,” said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin.