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Perfect Storm Forces Democrats to Nix Housing Vote

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Different wings of the House Democratic caucus Thursday forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to nix a scheduled vote on a bill designed to resuscitate the flailing housing industry.

    Lawmakers from the moderate, business-minded New Democrat Coalition and fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition helped force the delay until next Tuesday.

    "They weren't confident they had the votes today," said a senior House aide.

    Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, a freshman member of the Blue Dog Coalition was more direct.

    "I think the reason the bill is being pulled is that it might not pass," he said.

    Another House Democrat who spoke on the record on the condition he not be identified agreed with Minnick's assessment.

    "There was enough concern expressed that (the bill) was derailed," the Democrat said. "It was better to have a discussion and get people on board I think."


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    Theft.

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