Thursday, October 22, 2009

House Democratic Caucus to meet Friday Morning to Decide on Public Option



Calls Needed Before Noon Friday
Caucus Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

 


From Chris Bowers:
I am told that if the leadership does not confirm 218 "solid" yes votes by the end of the 9:30 a.m. Democratic caucus meeting tomorrow morning, they will probably include the negotiated rate public option in the bill that is sent to the floor, not the Medicare +5% public option. At the very latest, we have until 2 p.m. to get the votes.
Note that "the list" is at the bottom of this post or in PDF format here.
If you member of Congress is on the list, call and leave a message tonight. We have to get through before 9:30 a.m., if possible.

If your member of Congress is not on the list , but you are represented by a Democrat, call your member of Congress and urge them to support the Medicare +5% option at the caucus meeting tomorrow morning.

If you are represented by a Republican, call either a member of the Democratic leadership or a Representative on the list who is from your state.

Call and leave a message. The campaign could really go either way depending on what happens in the next 14-18 hours.
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The leadership and Democratic Caucus will be meeting Friday morning to determine which version of the Public Option they will include in the House bill.

Nancy Pelosi has said that she believe they have 218 representatives on board for a good public option. That means that they are only 12-15 votes away from the strongest version of the bill - the Medicare Plus 5 version that ties public option rates to Medicare reimbursement rates.

We desperately need the strongest possible House bill going in to conference with the Senate if the final bill is going to help us at all.

As soon as you get up in the morning, please make calls to the following "leaning" Dems. [Set your alarm a bit early so you will have time to call before leaving for work!]

It takes longer to get through - but if you need to, use this 800 number so there will be no cost to you:
1-800-828-0498

These are Representatives we believe are considering supporting the Medicare Plus 5 version. The first number is their DC office, the others are their district office numbers - thanks to Chris and mcjoan at Daily Kos for pulling this information and the the numbers together.

* Ron Klein (FL-22): 202-225-3026, 561-544-6910
* Dennis Moore (KS-03): 202-225-2865, 913-621-0832, 913-383-2013
* Stephen Lynch (MA-09): 202-225-8273, 617-428-2000
* Bob Etheridge (NC-02): 202-225-4531, 919-829-9122, 919-829-9122
* Dina Titus (NV-3): 202-225-3252, 702-387-4941
* John Boccieri (OH-16): 202-225-3876, 330-489-4414
* Steve Driehaus (OH-1): 202-225-2216, 513-684-2723
* Charles Wilson (OH-06): 202-225-5705, 740-633-5705, 330-533-7250
* Christopher Carney (PA-10): 202-225-3731, 570-585-9988, 570-327-1902
* John Sprat (SC-05): 202-225-5501, 803-327-1114
* Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15): 202-225-2531, 956-682-5545, 361-358-8400
* Solomon Ortiz (TX-27): 202-225-7742, 956-541-1242, 361-883-5868
Additionally, it never hurts to put some pressure on leadership. Most of these committee chairs haven't yet committed precisely because they're the committee chairs negotiating with leadership, but they need to hear from us as well to know the strength of public support for the strongest public option possible.

* Steny Hoyer (MD-05): 202-225-4131, 301-474-0119, 301-843-1577
* Chris Van Hollen (MD-08): 202-225-5341, 301-424-3501
* Jim Clyburn (SC-06): 202-225-3315, 803-799-1100
* John Larson CT-01): 202-225-2265, 860-278-8888
* Henry Waxman CA-30): 202-225-3976, 323-651-1040
* Chuck Rangel (NY-15): 202-225-4365, 212-663-3900

Below the is the full list of Dems who haven't fully committed one way or the other on the public option and on the most robust public option possible.



If your Rep is on this list, please call him/her and tell him/her you want them to commit to voting to the most robust public option, the Medicare Plus 5 version.

* Artur Davis (AL-07): 202-225-2665, 205-254-1960, 334-877-4414
* Marion Berry (AR-1): 202-225-4076, 501-843-3043, 870-972-4600
* Harry Mitchell (AZ-05): 202-225-2190, 480-946-2411
* Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1): 202-225-2215, 928-445-3434
* Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8): 202-225-2542, 520-459-3115, 520-881-3588
* Dennis Cardoza (CA-18): 202-225-6131, 209-383-4455, 209-527-1914
* Jim Costa (CA-20): 202-225-3341, 661-869-1620, 559-495-1620
* Grace Napolitano (CA-38): 202-225-5256, 562-801-2134
* George Miller (CA-7): 202-225-2095, 925-602-1880, 510-262-6500
* Loretta Sanchez (CA-47): 202-225-2965, 714-621-0102
* Betsy Markey (CO-04): 202-225-4676, 970-221-7110
* Jim Himes (CT-4): 202-225-5541, 866-453-0028
* Allen Boyd (FL-02): 202-225-5235, 850-561-3979
* Ron Klein (FL-22): 202-225-3026, 561-544-6910
* Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24): 202-225-2706, 407-208-1106, 386-756-9798
* Leonard Boswell (IA-3):): 202-225-3806, 515-282-1909
* Debbie Halvorson (IL-11): 202-225-3635, 815-726-4998, 309-808-1194
* Daniel Lipinski (IL-3): 202-225-5701, 312-886-0481
* Bill Foster (IL-4): 202-225-2976, 630-406-1114,
* Melissa Bean (IL-8): 202-225-3711, 847-517-2927
* Baron Hill (IN-09): 202-225-5315, 812-336-3000, 812-288-3999
* Joe Donnelly (IN-2): 202-225-3915, 574-288-2780
* Brad Ellsworth (IN-8): 202-225-4636, 812-465-6484, 812-232-0523
* Dennis Moore (KS-03): 202-225-2865, 913-621-0832, 913-383-2013
* Ben Chandler (KY-06): 202-225-4706, 859-219-1366
* Stephen Lynch (MA-09): 202-225-8273, 617-428-2000
* Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02): 202-225-3061, 410-628-2701
* Frank Kratovil (MD-1): 202-225-5311, 410-420-8822
* Michael Michaud (ME-02): 202-225-6306, 207-782-3704, 207-942-6935
* Bart Stupak (MI-01): 202-225-4735, 989-356-0690
* Gary Peters (MI-09): 202-225-5802, 248-273-4227
* Collin Peterson (MN-7): 202-225-2165, 218-847-5056, 320-235-1061
* Ike Skelton (MO-04): 202-225-2876, 816-228-4242, 573-635-3499
* Heath Shuler (NC-11): 202-225-6401, 828-252-1651
* Bob Etheridge (NC-2): 202-225-4531, 910-814-0335, 919-829-9122
* David Price (NC-4): 202-225-1784, 919-859-5999, 919-688-3004
* Mike McIntyre (NC-7): 202-225-2731, 910-323-0260, 910-735-0610
* Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL): 202-225-2611, 701-224-0355, 701-235-9760
* Paul Hodes (NH-02): 202-225-5206, 603-223-9814
* Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1): 202-225-5456, 603-743-4813, 603-641-9536
* Albio Sires (NJ-13): 202-225-7919, 201-222-2828, 201-558-0800
* John Adler (NJ-3): 202-225-4765, 856-985-2777, 732-608-7235
* Steven Rothman (NJ-9): 202-225-5061, 201-646-0808
* Harry Teague (NM-02): 202-225-2365, 575-523-8751
* Shelley Berkley (NV-1): 202-225-5965, 702-220-9823
* Dina Titus (NV-3): 202-225-3252, 702-387-4941
* Timothy Bishop (NY-1): 202-225-3826, 631-696-6500
* Michael McMahon (NY-13): 202-225-3371, 718-351-1062
* Scott Murphy (NY-20): 202-225-5614, 518-581-8247
* Michael Arcuri (NY-24): 202-225-3665, 315-793-8146
* Eric Massa (NY-29): 202-225-3161, 585-218-0040
* Charles Wilson (OH-06): 202-225-5705, 740-633-5705, 330-533-7250
* Steve Driehaus (OH-1): 202-225-2216, 513-684-2723
* John Boccieri (OH-16): 202-225-3876, 330-489-4414
* Zachary Space (OH-18): 202-225-6265, 330-364-4300, 740-779-1636
* Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-5): 202-225-2015, 614-294-2196
* Marcy Kaptur (OH-9): 202-225-4146, 419-259-7500
* Curt Schraeder (OR-05): 202-225-5711, 503-588-9100
* Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03): 202-225-5406, 814-456-2038
* Jason Altmire (PA-04): 202-225-2565, 724-378-0928
* Christopher Carney (PA-10): 202-225-3731, 570-585-9988, 570-327-1902
* Paul Kanjorski (PA-11): 202-225-6511, 570-825-2200
* Tim Holden (PA-17): 202-225-5546, 717-234-5904, 610-921-3502
* Patrick Murphy (PA-8): 202-225-4276, 215-829-1963, 215-348-1194
* John Sprat (SC-05): 202-225-5501, 803-327-1114
* Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL): 202-225-2801, 605-367-8371
* Lincoln Davis (TN-04): 202-225-6831, 931-490-8699, 931-473-7251
* Bart Gordon (TN-06): 202-225-4231, 615-896-1986
* John Tanner (TN-08): 202-225-4714, 731-423-4848, 731-885-7070
* Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15): 202-225-2531, 956-682-5545, 361-358-8400
* Chet Edwards (TX-17): 202-225-6105, 254-752-9600
* Solomon Ortiz (TX-27): 202-225-7742, 956-541-1242, 361-883-5868
* Henry Cuellar (TX-28): 202-225-1640, 956-725-0639, 210-271-2851
* Tom Perriello (VA-05): 202-225-4711, 434-293-9631
* Glenn Nye (VA-2): 202-225-4215, 757-326-6201
* Rick Boucher (VA-9): 202-225-3861, 276-628-1145
* Adam Smith (WA-09): 202-225-8901, 253-896-3775
* Rick Larsen (WA-2): 202-225-2605, 425-252-3188, 360-733-4500
* Brian Baird (WA-3): 202-225-3536, 360-695-6292
* Alan Mollohan (WV-01): 202-225-4172, 304-623-4422
* Nick Rahall (WV-03): 202-225-3452, 304-252-5000

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