Kurt Schrader: Is He A Man of His Word?
By Oregon Republican Party,
Schrader Said That If Certain Aspects of the Original House Bill Are Not Included In The Final Bill, Then He’s Voting No
JANUARY 8: KURT SCHRADER SAYS HE OPPOSED THE SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL
In January, Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) Pledged In Town Hall Meeting That He Would Not Vote For Senate Bill “If Certain Aspects Of The Original House Bill” Were Not Included In Final Legislation. “Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) drew major criticism and little praise from constituents Thursday night at the Willamette Falls Medical Center for his health care vote last summer “¦ the Congressman added that if certain aspects of the original House bill, including reform on Medicare reimbursement, are not included in the final bill, he would not be voting in favor of it.” (Sarah Ross, “Schrader Town Hall Gets Rowdy,” The Oregon Politico, 1/8/10)
MARCH 3: SCHRADER CLAIMED HE IS UNDECIDED
THE OREGONIAN: Schrader’s office said Wednesday that the congressman has not yet made any commitments on whether he would vote for the Senate-passed version of health-care reform. “Kurt’s commited to moving forward on health care,” said spokesman James Atkin, but he wants to study the bill first before making a commitment. (Jeff Mapes, Schrader, targeted by GOP robocalls, makes no commitment on health-care vote, The Oregonian, 03/03/10)
MARCH 11: THE SENATE PARLIAMENTARIAN SAID
YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE BILL
ROLL CALL: The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that President Barack Obama must sign Congress’ original health care reform bill before the Senate can act on a companion reconciliation package, senior GOP sources said Thursday.” (David Drucker, Ruling Kills An Option For Moving Health Bill, 03/11/10)
REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): “The Senate Parliamentarian, As You Have Said, Said In Order For Them To Do A Reconciliation Based On The Senate Bill, It Must Be Signed By The President.” (Rep. Pelosi, Press Conference, 3/12/10)
WILL KURT SCHRADER BE A MAN OF HIS WORD AND VOTE NO?
“”¦if certain aspects of the original House bill, including reform on Medicare reimbursement, are not included in the final bill, he would not be voting in favor of it.” (Sarah Ross, “Schrader Town Hall Gets Rowdy,” The Oregon Politico, 1/8/10)