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Health Care Reform / Obama Plan #968556

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Pressure on undecided House Democrats over the vote on health care reform featured; details given about the turnaround by Representative Dennis Kucinich† and the option to vote on fixes to the Senate bill without voting on the bill itself; scenes shown of rallies for and against the bill. [KUCINICH – says he has made a decision to support it.] [VOTER – comments.] [Representative Steny HOYER†- comments on the possibility of a vote this weekend.] [Representative Mike PENCE†- objects to the shortcut procedure.] The fading importance of the abortion issue noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The Parliamentary strategy in which the House would vote only on the reconciliation bill and the controversial Senate bill would be deemed to be passed examined; details given of past examples of the self-executing rule. [Representative Greg WALDEN†- objects to the “Slaughter Rule.”] [Representative Louise SLAUGHTER – denies it is unconstitutional.] [CBS legal correspondent Jan CRAWFORD†- explains what the Constitution says.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s stance on the vote procedure featured. [On FOX News, OBAMA – says he does not spend a lot of time worrying about what the procedural rules are.] Obama’s discussions with wavering Democrats and the timeline for the vote discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The plans in Idaho for a lawsuit against the federal government if residents are forced to buy insurance noted.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Reid, Chip
Duration:
00:08:00

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