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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:28 AM

House moderates rebel against Pelosi drug pricing plan, leaving bill's fate uncertain

Source: Stat News

“Unfortunately, I am unable to support one of the 16 titles in front of the Energy and Commerce Committee,” Peters said, referring to the provision that includes Pelosi’s drug pricing plan.

The panel has not yet voted, and the drug pricing vote is expected as soon as Tuesday. If all three members follow through, the measure would fail.

A spokesperson for Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said that the markup is ongoing, and that Pallone is working to ensure all provisions are passed out of committee.

Peters, Rice, and Schrader all voted to pass a nearly identical version of Pelosi’s drug pricing bill in December 2019, and all voted again in June 2020 to pass a health care package including the policy. Those were messaging bills that didn’t have a path to passage in the Republican-led Senate last Congress, however.



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Reply House moderates rebel against Pelosi drug pricing plan, leaving bill's fate uncertain (Original post)
Sgent Sep 15 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 15 #1
CentralMass Sep 15 #2
ZonkerHarris Sep 15 #3
BradAllison Sep 15 #4
KPN Sep 15 #5
LiberalLovinLug Sep 15 #6
DownriverDem Sep 15 #10
LiberalLovinLug Sep 15 #14
DownriverDem Sep 15 #7
PoliticAverse Sep 15 #9
DownriverDem Sep 15 #11
PoliticAverse Sep 15 #12
Autumn Sep 15 #13
Deep State Witch Sep 15 #8
riversedge Sep 15 #15
The Wizard Sep 15 #16

Response to Sgent (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:36 AM

1. "Those were messaging bills that didn't have a path to passage in the Republican-led Senate"

Politicians have been known to vote one way when their vote won't matter and the opposite way when it will.


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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:46 AM

2. ....

oligarchy
1: government by the few
The corporation is ruled by oligarchy.
2: a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 01:46 AM

3. Big Pharma spending money again.

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. "Moderates"

"I want my constituents to go broke for their lives, that's reasonable!"

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 11:53 AM

5. "Moderates" self-interest above all else. Fuck 'em! I'm okay with all of them being primaried.

Fire away.

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:22 PM

6. So if they are "moderates" what is Pelosi?

So sick of this antique labels they feel they must still use in the MSM news. When the political climate has shifted so much. They lazily throw out the word "moderate" for any rep that is to the right of the status quo for Democrats.....No matter where that line falls. Just like they use the same word for any Republican to the left of their status quo, for instance someone who doesn't believe Trump won, and backs Biden's infrastructure bill...but still want the big tax cut windfall in Trumps bill, and still push disinformation on vaccinations, and choice for women.

These three are radical conservative corporatists. Who's real concern is to keep their donations flowing.

Even the interpretation of the word "moderate" has shifted right in the last decades.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:06 PM

10. On come on

Pelosi is there leading the good fight. BTW There are moderates in the Dem Party. Please don't attack our side.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 08:45 PM

14. It's a simple question

What would you call them then?

I always thought Pelosi was billed as a “moderate”.
But if these three are to the right of her, how are they still “moderate”?

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 12:27 PM

7. So frustrating

Getting nothing is better? This is what I mean by we don't need infighting by the Dems. As it stands we need to get what we can. Also we need to focus on GOTV for the Midterms of 2022. If we win more seats we have more votes. Then we can pass legislation that more representatives will like.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:31 PM

9. Democrats will be fighting just to hold a majority in the House. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:54 PM

11. With your attitude

I won't look to you for help.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 04:57 PM

12. For the best results you need to look to reality-based people. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:50 PM

13. Exactly so. And then of course Progressives will be blamed.

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Response to Sgent (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:08 PM

8. Getting Bombarded with Ads Against It

Here in the DC media market. Big Pharma must really be running scared.

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:07 PM

15. "Progressive advocacy groups also vowed to ramp up the pressure on the holdouts and draw attention t

what a fricking MESS!



Centrist Democrats scramble House drug pricing effort


https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/15/centrist-democrats-drug-pricing-511955

The moderates' stand could complicate Democrats’ push to reform a slew of federal health programs as part of their $3.5 trillion bill.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) listens during Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's weekly news conference in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol on November 6, 2020.

House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) made multiple appeals to the centrists to support the drug pricing language, saying it was essential to negotiating a final package with the Senate. | Al Drago/Getty Images

By ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and SARAH FERRIS

09/15/2021 04:27 PM EDT

Updated: 09/15/2021 06:04 PM EDT
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had spent days working to convince the holdouts, according to people familiar with the push. And Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) made multiple public appeals to the centrists to support the drug pricing language during the markup, saying it was essential to negotiating a final agreement with the Senate.
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Progressive advocacy groups also vowed to ramp up the pressure on the holdouts and draw attention to the sizeable donations they've received from drug companies.

“It is disgusting when politicians who supported Medicare negotiation in the past switch their votes in exchange for pharma cash," the group Social Security Works said in a statement Wednesday. “Any politician standing in the way of lower drug prices is on a short path to losing their job,”

Now, Democrats are now looking for alternative ways to salvage the policy, including through the Ways and Means Committee, which shares jurisdiction over health policy and backed the plan on Wednesday. The language could also be inserted by the Rules Committee before floor debate on the social spending package.

The moderates have argued the drug pricing plan — which would allow Medicare to bargain down the prices of hundreds of medicines — would hurt innovation in the pharmaceutical industry and has little chance of passing the Senate. Instead, they pushed a narrower plan that would have limited the number of drugs subject to negotiations.

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Response to Sgent (Original post)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 09:49 PM

16. Why are they called moderates

when they sell their votes for bribes? They're really radically corrupt.

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