Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, targeted for defeat by Tea Party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he would retire from Congress this year. The nine-term congressman told The Associated Press he could have won re-election and insisted he wasn’t being chased from the race by the Tea Party Express, which is holding rallies this week in his northern Michigan district […]
Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak has decided to retire after 9 terms in congress. In a statement he denied that his choice to not seek re-election had anything to do with his Health care vote. Stupak is considered to be one of the conservative congressman in the Democrat party. Many of his constituents expected that he would hold firm on his health care vote because language suggested that some government funding of Abortions could take place. Stupak made a deal that required the President to sign an Executive order that would limit government funds.
Seemed like Press Secretary Gibbs was having a go at convincing how an Executive Order can be beneficial to two opposition groups and be constitutional as well. Then he had to explain to the White House Press Corps why President Obama was going to sign the order in private, So all that stuff about Bart Stupak holding out on the health care bill until Barack Obama agreed to sign an […]
Rep. Bart Stupak just announced a 4 p.m. press conference. We speculate that Rep Bart Stupak will have agreed with the President’s solution to use an executive order to fix the Abortion language. By doing so he is taking on a legislative position from the executive branch. One may wonder if we are dealing with Senator Obama, President Obama, or Dictator Obama. Having said that Congressman Stupak is interested in […]
Congressman Stupak is waiting on an executive order to solve his abortion language issues. Some news services are reporting his is not a yes vote, but a source close to him says until the language is made pubic and he can review item his vote remains a No along with seven others. Bart Stupak has agreed to language in an executive order that would satisfy his block. He had called […]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday rejected an offer to hold a separate vote on abortion provisions in the sweeping health-care legislation, setting the stage for the final talks with the last Democratic holdouts. Pelosi told reporters that she rejected the solution offered by Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich.), the leading antiabortion Democrat who proposed passing separate, strict language that would clarify that no federal funds in the proposed legislation […]
The pro-life Democrat leading the charge in the House against passage of the Senate health insurance reform bill said Friday that a key committee chairman told him that Democrats want abortions to be paid by a federally-funded nationalized health insurance system. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who’s been so far out in front of the debate about abortion coverage that he earned himself a primary challenger over it, said Rep. Henry […]
Sitting in an airport, on his way home to Michigan, Rep. Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, is chagrined. “They’re ignoring me,” he says, in a phone interview with National Review Online. “That’s their strategy now. The House Democratic leaders think they have the votes to pass the Senate’s health-care bill without us. At this point, there is no doubt that they’ve been able to peel off one or two of […]