Reps Stupak and Cantor: Democrats Still Don't Have the Votes
House GOP Leader sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting that House Members stand in front of cameras and announce his or her vote.
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) requesting that the final health care votes be recorded by “call of the roll” so that every lawmaker is required to publicly announce their vote on the House floor.
“This weekend’s votes will be among the most consequential votes we will ever cast as Members of Congress,” Boehner says in the letter to Speaker Pelosi. “As such, it is my belief that every Member should stand before the American people and announce his or her vote as the final decision is made.”
According to the rules of the House of Representatives, “Unless the Speaker directs otherwise, the Clerk shall conduct a record vote or quorum call by electronic device. … The Speaker may direct the Clerk to conduct a record vote or quorum call by call of the roll. In such a case the Clerk shall call the names of Members, alphabetically by surname.”
UPDATE: GOP Whip Eric Cantor just sent out a memo and he claims dems still don’t have the votes to nationalize the health care industry.
Kathryn Jean Lopez has more on the Stupak problem.
Rep. Paul Ryan describes the Democrats’ cynical attempts to game the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
…What a shock. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are lying about cost in order to ram their nationalized bill through Congress.