Daily Journal – Childers predicts X-mas eve vote to be rejected

TUPELO – U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville predicted Tuesday the House will reject a Senate proposal for health care reform slated for a Christmas Eve vote.

“It’s ever-changing, by the hours,” said the Booneville Democrat. Childers also said he expects the bill to go to a conference committee, where selected members of each chamber will try to reach a compromise.

In Washington, Sen. Harry Reid, the Democrats’ leader, announced Tuesday an unusual Christmas Eve vote on their bill. Usually, members of Congress are back home meeting with constituents this time of year.

“I want to support health care reform,” Childers told the Daily Journal Editorial Board. “If something isn’t done (about health care costs), it’s going to consume the disposable income of every American.”

Daily Journal
12/22/9