Critical Condition

Driehaus Wavers

From Cincinnati.com:

When it comes to President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill, U.S. Rep.Steve Driehaus’ vote has become a hot ticket. With a vote on the health care bill likely this month, the West Price Hill Democrat will be the beneficiary of a fundraising visit by Vice

President Joe Biden on Monday . . .

Driehaus did vote in favor of the health care bill that cleared the House last year, saying he was proud to stand with his colleagues to support health care reform and calling the vote “historic.”

But the bill that could come before the House for a vote this month is a different version. Some say the Senate-passed measure does not contain enough restrictions on using federal money for abortions.

For Driehaus, who is Catholic, that’s a deal breaker.

“While I certainly support this initiative … I will not bend on the principle of federal funding on abortion,” Driehaus said in an interview with The Enquirer. “They are going to have to do it without me and without the other pro-life Democrats.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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