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White House says healthcare vote will be transparent regardless of tactics
Los Angeles Times

The White House on Tuesday said the American people will know how their representatives vote on healthcare reform, regardless of what process Democratic leaders in the House use to deal with the legislation.

In his briefing, spokesman Robert Gibbs attempted to defuse Republican complaints that House leaders were planning to use a “deem to pass” tactic, in effect avoiding a direct vote on the Senate version of the healthcare bill. Republicans have charged the tactic is a way to hide how lawmakers vote on a possibly politically damaging issue.