Health care reform passed: who Nancy Pelosi won and lost
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) of Ohio in November voted against the House version of the legislation, arguing it "incentivizes the perpetuation, indeed the strengthening, of the for-profit health insurance industry." Congressman Kucinich announced he would switch his vote on March 17 after talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. Here, Kucinich conducts a news conference on March 17, announcing his support for healthcare reform in Washington. Newscom
Rep. Bart Stupak (D) of Michigan said he would vote no on the healthcare reform bill unless there was a stand-alone vote on banning public funding of abortion. After talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House, Congressman Stupak accepted a compromise: President Obama would sign an executive order on abortion funding. Here, Stupak announces his switch on Sunday in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D) of Illinois, a leading abortion rights advocate, said that she and some 50 other representatives would abandon support of the health care bill if anti-abortion language was strengthened. Congresswoman Schakowsky voted yes on the bill Sunday. Here, Schakowsky speaks on women's issues in the health care reform bill on March 20 on Capitol Hill. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) of Ohio had concerns about abortion language in the bill and had threatened to vote 'no.' Congresswoman Kaptur said Sunday she had received assurances 'that we will be able to work with the administration to assure that existing law is maintained.' Here, Kaptur speaks during debate on the Reconciliation Act of 2010 on March 15. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP
Rep. Ron Kind (D) of Wisconsin, dissatisfied with formulas for Medicare payment in the health care reform bill, said Friday that he was undecided on how he would vote. By Sunday, he'd reached a compromise and voted yes. Here, Congressman Kind speaks about Medicare at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 20. Harry Hamburg/AP
Rep. Paul Hodes (D) of New Hampshire, who is in the midst of a run for US Senate, read all 2,407 pages of the health care bill before deciding to vote for it Sunday. Here, Congressman Hodes testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property in July 2007. Newscom/FILE
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) of Massachusetts voted against the bill because it taxed high-end insurance plans owned by some union members and because there was no limited public option. Congressman Lynch was not swayed by a letter from 20 Massachusetts labor leaders delivered Saturday asking him to reconsider. Here, Lynch speaks about health care reform in Boston in September 2009. Newscom/FILE
Rep. Jim Marshall (D) of Georgia, one of 39 House Democrats to vote against the healthcare reform bill, hails from Macon in Georgia's largely conservative Eighth District. Congressman Marshall is seen here at a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about Iraq in January 2007. Newscom/FILE
Reports say the suspects in yesterday's butchering of a British soldier have Nigerian ancestry. However, they appeared to be driven by UK involvement in other Muslim nations.
Ian Evans, Correspondent /
May 23, 2013
Anti-terrorist police are preparing to interview two hospitalized suspects arrested after a brutal attack on an off-duty soldier in southeast London who was butchered in the street with knives and a meat cleaver.