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