November 7th, 2009
10:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Amendment introduced by House Minority Leader fails

Last Sunday, House Minority Leader John Boehner brought a copy of the nearly 2000-page House bill crafted by Democrats to his interview on CNN's State of the Union.
Last Sunday, House Minority Leader John Boehner brought a copy of the nearly 2000-page House bill crafted by Democrats to his interview on CNN's State of the Union.

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives on Saturday night passed an amendment to pending health care legislation that prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option and in the insurance "exchange" the bill would create.

The vote passed 240-194.

A second amendment considered by the House, introduced by Minority Leader John Boehner, which would have substituted several sections of the health care bill dealing with insurance, did not pass. Legislators voted against the amendment 258-176.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Ryan

    John Boner needs to hop on the clue bus.... watching him navigate politics and talking points is like watching a legless cat chase it's tail on a wax floor.

    November 8, 2009 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  2. D. Tree

    Boehner tried to gut the bill as a favor to the insurance companies who give him so much money. And of course it failed, because Americans no longer trust the Republicans nor the Insurance companies.

    At least Boehner can't claim they didn't have a chance. They had Congress for 15 years and did NOTHING!

    November 8, 2009 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
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