Obama activist group says Teague decision on health care bill coming Thursday
U.S. Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M., will announce Thursday morning whether he plans to vote for or against the pending health-care reform bill, President Barack Obama’s group Organizing for America is claiming.
The group’s New Mexico director, Ray Sandoval, wrote in an e-mail to supporters that the group has “credible information” that Teague will make the announcement Thursday morning. House leaders hope to vote on the legislation this weekend.
Teague spokeswoman Sara Schreiber could not immediately be reached for comment on Sandoval’s e-mail.
Teague has been under immense pressure from the left and right as the vote on the health-care reform bill looms.
Schreiber most recently said in an article published Tuesday that Teague, who voted against the House health-care bill last year, had not decided how he’ll vote on the Senate version of the bill – which is what’s currently awaiting House action. Schreiber did say Teague still had “serious concerns” about the legislation.
Earlier today, dozens of Organizing for America volunteers and supporters lobbied for the bill outside Teague’s office in Las Cruces. Members of the Las Cruces TEA Party were also in attendance to protest the legislation.