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July 29, 2009

Ooops....Deal With Blue Dogs Causes Problems With Liberals. No Committee Mark Up Today After All

The deal with the Blue Dogs was supposed to clear the way for the House Energy and Commerce Committee to mark up (write) a health care bill. It didn't happen today.

The hold up wasn't caused by the 'conservatives', it was the 'progressives' this time..

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 hoping to get 50 signatures on the letter, to make it clear they have the votes to defeat the biil.

"Fifty is our threshold," said Progressive Caucus co-chairman Raul Grijalva. "That'll kill anything."

Anyone still want to bet they will have something done by Friday?

Remember, it's Republicans the fault. If only!

*FTR-I did made some changes from the original post since I buried the lead the first time.

Keeping the various congressional factions together has to be something like this.


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