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    Stupak's Health Care Press Conference

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 11:04:45 AM EST
    Tags: Stupak, healthcare, abortion, Michigan (all tags)

    Last night it was announced that Bart Stupak will hold a press conference today at 11 am to talk about the abortion language in the health care bill.

    He has been in talks with Nancy Pelosi about the abortion funding language in the Senate bill and has offered a piece of legislation he calls a "concurrent resolution" which would strike the current abortion language in the Senate bill, and would have a separate vote than the reconciliation vote planned for tomorrow.  Pelosi signaled that such a vote would be taken before or after the reconciliation vote.

    I'm not sure what he will say at the press conference, but if he stands in front of that microphone and starts to talk about how pro-life he is, he will be signaling that he will not vote for the reconciliation bill on Sunday to save his butt in November.

    I have noticed on the Congressman's website that he announced a new grant,  and jobs legislation yesterday  in his district.

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        3/19/2010 | WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced three airports in northern Michigan have received grants totaling $726,409 for airport maintenance and improvements.  The funding was provided by read more »
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        Stupak Attends Signing of Targeted Jobs Bill

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    There is continued speculation in the district that he will announce that the Rogers City Wolverine Clean Energy Venture will qualify for the second round of federal carbon capture funding to ease a  path toward the air quality permit to be granted by the state.

    These funding grants for his district, along with a no vote on the health care reform bill could help him keep his seat this fall.

    That way, he steers clear of any funding spotlight that Tom Coburn, a fellow congressman has promised to shine on any Democrat yes vote on the reconciliation bill.

    However, if he thinks he has a deal with Pelosi to accept his "concurrent resolution" and he votes yes to the reconciliation bill because of it, 40 Democrat female pro-abort legislators have threatened to hold out on the reconciliation bill because of the lack of abortion funding in the bill.  Which of course debunks the idea the the Senate bill has no abortion funding in it as Catholics United has been claiming in television ads heavily blanketing the district.

    I don't know, but my guess is that these female legislators will not hold out if Pelosi promises them that the "concurrent resolution" will either not pass or not be left in the final bill to be signed by President Obama.

    Stupak's proposed extra legislation faces parliamentary problems, so the idea that his "concurrent resolution" will hold or even be voted upon is quite questionable.

    Then of course, the act of voting on the reconciliation amendment package is put in the place of actually voting for the Senate bill.

    The House doesn't want to vote for the Senate bill, it will be said to be "deemed passed" with the vote on the amendment package.

    Which of course is unconstitutional.

    Further, if the President signs a bill on Sunday because reconciliation passes, it will be the Senate bill without the amendment package, because the Senate would have to then vote on the amendment package from the house.

    So, if as a result of voting in favor of the reconciliation package on Sunday, Stupak gets a promise that there is no abortion funding in the bill he voted on, he will have neither voted on a bill, nor taken the abortion funding out of it.

    And, if the President signs a bill on Sunday, it will be unconstitutional.

    Update: Stupak's Press conference to be held off indefinately. @gretawire: Just in: Congressman Stupak just cancelled his press conference.

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    by jenkuz on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 11:24:24 AM EST
    should read "corrections resolution" not concurrent--(All of this is malarky.)

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