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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
URGENT - CALL CONGRESS re Family Planning vote Tues
WASHINGTON – House Democrats are likely to jettison family planning funds for the low-income from an $825 billion economic stimulus bill, officials said late Monday, following a personal appeal from President Barack Obama at a time the administration is courting Republican critics of the legislation.
Several officials said a final decision was expected on Tuesday [....]
Several Democrats said Monday night that Obama had spoken personally with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., about removing the provision. Waxman is chairman of the committee with jurisdiction over Medicaid and a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Waxman's contacts: http://www.henrywaxman.house.gov/contact.htm
Posted by 1950 Democrat at 12:46 AM