Roll Call is reporting:
Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI), a key supporter of Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) anti-abortion language intended for the health care bill, said Tuesday night that he’s satisfied the Senate abortion language prohibits federal funding of abortions and will likely vote for the bill.
“I think the Senate language keeps the purpose of the Hyde amendment,” Kildee told reporters. “I’ll probably vote for it.”
House Democratic leadership aides have predicted that they could perhaps cut the losses from Stupak’s coalition to a handful instead of the 10 or more Members he says will vote to bring down the Senate health care bill unless their demands are met.
It seems that Rep. Kildee is placing all his trust in the Senate these days, but I sure hope realizes that the healthcare bill once passed by the House will go directly to President Obama’s desk to be signed and those promised changes will never see the light of day.
In case anyone wants to let him know how a bill becomes a law, give him a ring.