Hoyer: Dems will have votes for health care bill
(AP) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saysDemocrats will have the 216 votes needed to pass health care reformwhen it comes to the floor for a vote.
The Maryland Democrat predicts that the bill, President BarackObama's signature domestic policy, will pass on Sunday because themajority of Americans want it.
But House Republican leader John Boehner says the Democrats haveyet to lock in the 216 votes required for passage. The OhioRepublican says the plan is a government takeover opposed by thevast majority of Americans.
The House leaders, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press,"condemned the racial taunts hurled at congressmen during protestson Capitol Hill on Saturday.