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Kosmas, Cuellar To Vote Yes: 200-209, 207-212 with leaners

Suzanne Kosmas, long rumored as a Yes vote, will support the bill:

Kosmas, one of 39 Democrats to oppose a similar bill in November, said in an exclusive interview with the Orlando Sentinel that she decided to change her mind because the latest version addressed some of her previous concerns about its effect on small businesses and the federal deficit.

“I’m going to vote for healthcare reform,” she said. “I know this is not a perfect bill. But in the scheme of things, it provides the best options and the best opportunities for my constituents.”

And Henry Cuellar, a nominal Stupak bloc member, will also support:

Cuellar, D-Laredo, said he thought the bill looked “very promising” after reading a Congressional Budget Office estimate that it would reduce federal deficits. Cuellar said he wanted to study whether the legislation purged unpopular provisions in the Senate legislation that reserved better deals for some states than others. (It removed some of them, but not all.) “It’s certainly promising right now,” Cuellar said. “I want to see the final language [of the bill], like any good attorney.”

In that link, Solomon Ortiz remains undecided and may be a member of the Stupak bloc. Stupak is reportedly convening a press conference tomorrow morning, maybe we’ll see all the members of the bloc them.

But for now, confirmed Yes votes hit 200, with 209 opposed. With leaners, we’re at 207-212. And if they get all the Yes votes who voted that way the last time, they have 217.

The numbers…

Tuesday, 3/16/2010 Voted Retiring Stupak PVI No Leaning No Unknown Leaning Yes Yes
Aye Nay
Definite No (32):
1 Adler, John X R+1 1
2 Barrow, John X D+2 1
3 Boren, Dan X R+14 1
4 Boucher, Rick X R+11 1
5 Bright, Bobby X R+16 1
6 Chandler, Ben X R+9 1
7 Childers, Travis X R+14 1
8 Davis, Artur X D+18 1
9 Davis, Lincoln X R+14 1
10 Edwards, Chet X R+20 1
11 Herseth-Sandlin, Stephanie X R+9 1
12 Holden, Tim X R+6 1
13 Kissell, Larry X R+2 1
14 Kratovil, Frank X R+13 1
15 Marshall, Jim X R+10 1
16 McIntyre, Mike X R+3 1
17 McMahon, Michael X R+4 1
18 Melancon, Charlie X R R+12 1
19 Minnick, Walt X R+18 1
20 Peterson, Collin X R+6 1
21 Ross, Mike X R+7 1
22 Shuler, Heath X R+6 1
23 Skelton, Ike X R+14 1
24 Taylor, Gene X R+20 1
25 Arcuri, Mike X R+1 1
26 Costello, Jerry X S D+3 1
27 Donnelly, Joe X S R+4 1
28 Driehaus, Steve X S D+1 1
29 Lipinski, Dan X S D+11 1
30 Lynch, Stephen X D+8 1
31 Stupak, Bart X S R+3 1
32 Altmire, Jason X R+6 1
Potential No-Yes Flips (6):
1 Baird, Brian X R D+0 1
2 Matheson, Jim X R+15 1
3 Murphy, Scott X D+2 1
4 Nye, Glenn X R+6 1
5 Tanner, John X R R+6 1
6 Teague, Harry X R+6 1
Potential Yes-No Flips (16):
1 Bean, Melissa X R+1 1
2 Berry, Marion X S R+8 1
3 Cao, Joseph X S D+18 1
4 Carney, Chris X R+8 1
5 Dahlkemper, Kathy X S R+3 1
6 Foster, Bill X R+1 1
7 Kanjorski, Paul X D+4 1
8 Kaptur, Marcy X S D+10 1
9 Michaud, Mike X D+5 1
10 Mitchell, Harry X R+5 1
11 Mollohan, Alan X R+9 1
12 Ortiz, Solomon X R+2 1
13 Owens, Bill X R+1 1
14 Pomeroy, Earl X R+10 1
15 Rahall, Nick X R+6 1
16 Space, Zack X R+7 1
Committed Votes
Democratic 200
Republican 177
TOTAL 209 3 12 7 200
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