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One reason Health Care Reform is having such a difficult time with some house Democrats is another controversial bill that forced -- legislative battle earlier in the year.
-- -- Molly Henneberg reports now the leadership may be running a little short on political ammunition.
And go often -- messy sausage making that is the legislative process.
Some conservative and moderate Democrats are wondering if speaker Nancy Pelosi should have pushed Health Care Reform first the president's top priority.
Instead of starting with cap and trade climate change legislation that very narrowly passed the house last month.
Texas democratic congressman gene green says it would have been easier to do the reverse -- health care to his constituents and then tackle the environment.
It's kind of like Monday morning quarterbacking I think it was a mistake to do.
Climate change first.
Democratic leaders insist that climate change vote won't impact what happens with health care and I think they're gonna vote on the substance of health reform not on.
Some other issue that they have to deal.
But Republicans say Hoyer and Pelosi don't yet have the votes to pass health care because they had to -- in so many favors with cap and trade.
There are some members on the Democrat side that got both arms broken during the cap and -- -- on the floor.
Now there are no more arms to break that's why they're having problems.
Virginia democratic freshman congressman Tom -- LO voted yes on climate change and now wants to push back a vote on health care until after the August recess.
Let's road test this thing let's see what we got let's get the best ideas from the American people.
And make it even stronger.
Political analysts suggest these votes may make lawmakers like Perry LO more vulnerable in the 2010 elections he represents a district that John McCain won.
And he won his seat by the closest margin of all 435.
House districts in the United States.
-- I think that Eric's house Democrats is that the senate still has not taken up cap and trade legislation.
Cleaning the house version out there as quote target practice according to democratic representative Jane Harman.
She says many Democrats are wary that that will happen again with health care.
In Washington Molly Henneberg Fox News.
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