Thursday, July 30, 2009

Progressive Caucus members protest deal with Blue Dogs

House liberals have quickly rejected a healthcare compromise their leaders forged with centrist Blue Dogs, putting the deal on shaky ground only hours after it was announced.

"It's unacceptable," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. "We're not going to vote for anything that doesn't have a robust public plan."

The Progressive Caucus has 83 members. Members are circulating a letter for signatures protesting the deal.

Liberals are hopinjavascript:void(0)g to get 50 signatures on the letter, to make it clear they have the votes to defeat the biil.

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Keep making calls and try to meet with your reps over the recess. A bill without a strong Medicare like public option and that covers all Americans is not worth having.

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