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Published March 14, 2010, 05:44 PM

Representative "Likely" To Vote For Obama's Health-Care Overhaul

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar says he is "likely" to vote for President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul as it heads into what may be the bill's make-or-break week.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar says he is

"likely" to vote for President Barack Obama's health-care

overhaul as it heads into what may be the bill's make-or-break

week.

The Democrat from northeastern Minnesota is among a group of

anti-abortion Democrats who want assurances that federal money

won't pay for the abortions. But he tells the Duluth News-Tribune

Sunday that he doesn't believe in "absolutist" positions and that

a single issue is not likely to make him vote against the bill.

While Oberstar says he's "prepared to vote for a health-care

bill," he won't commit for certain until he sees the final

compromise. He says he also wants to see a Congressional Budget

Office analysis of the bill's impact on the federal budget.

U.S. House leaders are saying Sunday they still need to round up

support as they plan for a vote within the week. White House

advisers are expressing confidence in the bill's chances.

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