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The Democrat lawmakers taking a stand against tyranny (LIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

John Adler (N.J.) (N) Citing cost containment, Adler told the Courier-Post that he will vote against Senate measure
Michael Arcuri (N.Y.)
(Y) National Journal reports he is telling leadership he will vote against the bill.
John Barrow (Ga.) * (N) Voted no last year in committee and on floor. Likely no 
Marion Berry (Ark.)
* (Y) Has been critical of the president since announcing his retirement. Strong backer of Stupak language. Voted yes in Budget Committee markup on March 15
Dan Boren (Okla.) * (N) Won’t be changing his mind — firm no
Rick Boucher (Va.) (N) GOP target who has told local press outlets in Virginia he has major problems with Medicare cuts and “unsavory dealmaking” that benefited Nebraska, Louisiana and Florida. Leaning no
Bobby Bright (Ala.) * (N) Voted against House health bill, stimulus and climate change. Firm no
Allen Boyd (Fla.) (N) Facing primary challenge. Voted no on education reform bill expected to move with healthcare reform as part of reconciliation. Voted no on March 15 during Budget Committee markup
Chris Carney (Pa.) * (Y) Carney told the Scranton Times-Shamrock, “As I said publicly, I can’t vote for a bill that will publicly fund abortion.”
Ben Chandler (Ky.) * (N) His office told The Hill on March 15: “Congressman Chandler’s position on the bill remains the same. He expects to vote against the legislation.”
Travis Childers (Miss.) * (N) Told the Daily Journal he will vote no, citing lack of strong language on abortion funding. From Childers statement: “While I cannot vote for current House legislation, I remain committed to effective, fiscally responsible health care reform that makes sense for North Mississippi.”
Jerry Costello (Ill.) * (Y) One of his senior aides, David Gillies, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Costelllo will vote no on the Senate bill. Most of the calls, e-mails and letters he has received have advised a no vote. His office did say he was “undecided” on the reconciliation legislation if it comes up for a vote.
Artur Davis (Ala.) * (N) Running for governor, but will make sure to return to D.C. to vote no
Lincoln Davis (Tenn.) * (N) Voted no first time, and most expect him to vote no again. He has not commented publicly.
Joe Donnelly (Ind.) * (Y) Among the Stupak dozen — will vote no unless abortion language in Senate bill is changed, according to The Rochester Sentinel
Steve Driehaus (Ohio) * (Y) In toss-up race in November who is ardent backer of Stupak language. Now sounds like a very firm no. Told the CincinnatiEnquirer, “They are going to have to do it without me and without the other pro-life Democrats.” His spokesman told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: “Unless changes are made to the abortion language in the Senate version, Rep. Driehaus will be voting no.”
Chet Edwards (Texas) (N) Perennial GOP target. Edwards spokesman told CNN he will vote no. Votes no at March 15 Budget Committee markup
Larry Kissell (N.C.) (N) GOP target, but reelection chances on the rise. Firm no
Frank Kratovil (Md.) (N) Voted for climate change; says he will vote no
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (S.D.) (N) Congresswoman told the Rapid City Journal she’s a no, noting she is not a fan of reconciliation. She also voted no on education reform bill expected to move in reconciliation with healthcare reform
Tim Holden (Pa.) * (N) Voted against healthcare and climate change in 2009. Told The Republican Herald that he is a no, citing abortion and “significant” cuts to Medicare and Medicaid 
Daniel Lipinski (Ill.)
* (Y) Will not vote for abortion language in Senate bill, but has other concerns as well. Democratic leaders cannot count on Lipinski 
Stephen Lynch (Mass.)
* (Y) Says he will vote no. Proponent of Stupak language. Has major problems with “deem and pass” strategy. Told Politico, “I don’t buy the argument that he’s done if this doesn’t pass. He’s got three more years. He can recover.”
Jim Marshall (Ga.)
* (N) Perennial GOP target, but favored to win reelection. Told The Hill he’s a no
Jim Matheson (Utah)
* (N) President Obama this year tapped brother for post, but Matheson still a likely no 
Mike McIntyre (N.C.)
* (N) Seven-term lawmaker rejected House health bill and climate change. Spokesman tells The Hill McIntyre is a no. Expected to win reelection easily even though Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won district 
Mike McMahon (N.Y.)
(N) Suggested last month he was a no to the Staten Island Advance. McMahon told The Hill on March 12 he is leaning no. Voted no on education reform bill that is expected to move with healthcare reform in reconciliation
Charlie Melancon (La.)
* (N) Senate hopeful voted no in November and no in committee. Likely no
Walt Minnick (Idaho) (N) One of the House’s most conservative members. Firm no 
Collin Peterson (Minn.)
* (N) Ag chairman not shy in bucking leadership. Firm no
Mike Ross
(Ark.) * (N) Voted for bill in committee, but not since. Firm no
Heath Shuler (N.C.)
* (N) CNN reporting Shuler is a no. Doesn’t hold his tongue when he opposes Democratic leaders. Critic of reconciliation. Gannett New Services reports Shuler is leaving himself wiggle room. Shuler said: “Until I know the details of the final bill and the process, I am reluctant to draw a line in the sand.”
Ike Skelton (Mo.) * (N) GOP targeting his seat. Armed Services Committee chairman is a firm no 
Bart Stupak (Mich.)
* (Y) Told The Hill in March 17 interview his life has been “living hell” in recent weeks. Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) predicted Stupak will vote yes, but Stupak says he will absolutely vote no unless the bill language on abortion is changed.
Gene Taylor (Miss.)
* (N) Has been a firm no all Congress. Constituents last summer urged him to get others to vote no
Harry Teague (N.M.)
* (N) Told The Hill that he will review bill to see if final bill brings costs down. If “we are in the same place — a no”

One Comment leave one →
  1. Glen Neal permalink
    March 19, 2010 7:46 pm

    Keep doing the right thing for us. This bill as it stands can not stand up in the light of day. Please do what is right for us and vote NO!!!!!

    Insist on a hands up or down vote at every turn. One should not be afraid to stand up and be counted if you are then something is not right with what you are doing.

    Send a strong message to the speaker of the house and to the president that we the American people do not like this and will let you know.

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