What really went into this? And theres no question that an element of it was concern about the deficit and the rest.
To the extent the special election was a referendum on health care reform, Pelosi argued that voters in a state that already has near-universal coverage were concerned they would face new taxes on their plans under a provision the Senate bill.
That was not a positive message, she said. We dont have that in our House bill, so we dont have to defend that position.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.