HEALTH CARE

Pelosi: Reform Bill 'Will Win'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended health-care overhaul progress on Sunday, declaring: “When I take this bill to the floor, it will win. We will move forward, it will happen.” But Pelosi will have to wrangle some of her fellow Democrats, who are less sure of the bill’s success. “Look, there are not the votes for Democrats to do this just on our side of the aisle,” Senator Kent Conrad said. Pelosi plans to restart talks in the Energy and Commerce Committee, where the bill stalled last week. But she did not mention a timetable for the bill’s passage, and neither did White House adviser David Axelrod. “What we don’t want is for the process to bog down here,” Axelrod said Sunday. “We want to keep moving forward, and I believe we will.” Pelosi faces opposition from "Blue Dogs," Democrats who want to keep health-care costs down, as well as from Democrats who represent affluent districts and don’t like the bill’s surtax on wealthy households.