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Henry Waxman Gets Tough With The DINOs

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 24, 2009

More like this, please!

House Energy and Commerce chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) says his panel’s Blue Dogs must relent, or he and leaders will move health care legislation directly to the floor, bypassing the committee altogether.

This morning, he told reporters that Blue Dogs are trying to “eviscerate” the landmark legislation. “I won’t allow them to hand over control of our committee to Republicans,” Waxman said.

“I dont see what other alternative we have, because we’re not going to let them empower Republicans on the committee.”

As Jane says, the Blue Dogs are trying to load this thing down with pork for the already rich. Waxman’s decided not to let them get away with the shakedown.

UPDATE: Looks like getting tough is working — Waxman has just announced a breakthrough in the talks.

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