Anything’s possible these days, and it looks like this could be, too.
Bill and Clyde at The Patriot Room just got off a blogger conference call with Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Erik Paulsen (R-MN). And according to Rep. Jordan, the Cap and Tax bill is “all but dead in the House.”
Rep. Paulsen, a freshman, noted that many of his freshman colleagues on the other side of the aisle were forced by the leadership to vote for the House bill without the opportunity to read it. Once the bill is reconciled in conference committee with the Senate bill and sent back to the House for a final vote, many of them that voted “yes” the first time around will vote “no” now. Many of these Democrats (and Republican Rep. Kirk) got a lot of blowback from constituents over the August recess, an indication that pressure brought to bear on them has had the desired effect.
There was unanimous agreement of the Reps. on the call that it is “very likely” Cap and Trade is dead.
Audio of the call at the link, and it’s well worth hearing.
Now, if we keep pushing, we might get the same results for the ObamaCare bill!