Congressman Emanuel Cleaver said today on KCUR's "Up to Date" that President Barack Obama doesn't have the votes to pass health care reform in the U.S. House.
"We're not at 217," Cleaver said, referring to the number needed to pass the bill.
Later, the three-term Democrat from Kansas City said the passage number could be 216 given vacancies in the House.
The count today, Cleaver said, is about 201 health care supporters.
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That number, he added, could fluctuate significantly as a final vote nears.