We’ve added Chellie Pingree and Carolyn Maloney. We put up the statement from Pingree on Friday, and want to make sure everyone saw the statement from Maloney, as well:
I have always been a strong supporter of the public option (including co-sponsoring single-payer) and pledged to you several weeks ago to fight like heck to make sure a public option will be included in any health care reform bill. But, having watched the debate evolve over the last week or so, I want to make sure all of you know that I have decided I will not vote for a health care bill in the House that doesn’t include a real public option and I Pledge to uphold the public option principles agreed upon by the Progressive Caucus. I will continue to work with universal health advocates–and Caucus and Conference allies–to bring about true and practical universal health care legislation.
13 down; 27 to go. Whip it!
|Took the Pledge
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