House Dems: Senate Has 'Gun to Our Head' on HC Bill

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House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., says his party faces serious problems in getting a health care bill to President Barack Obama.

The Hill reports the Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate are fighting for negotiating power on the bill. And several representatives are angry over what they see as bullying by the Senate.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., accuses the Senate of conducting negotiations while "holding a gun to our head."

"The House has shown deference to the Senate in this process. But I am tired of hearing how hard it was to get 60 votes in the Senate - getting 218 votes to pass our healthcare bill in the House wasn't easy," Weiner said.

Meanwhile, House Majority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., said the health care bill can be defeated.

"We're looking at 37 Democrats who are in districts that are particularly upset and vulnerable to the provisions of this health care bill," Cantor said, highlighting the key theme to be pursued. "Are they going to be with the people or are they going to be with Pelosi?," he asked.

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