A key undecided Democrat on healthcare said he opted not to return White House calls to him on healthcare.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who's yet to announce how he'll vote on a healthcare bill before the House this weekend, said he opted not to respond to Obama administration entreaties on healthcare.
"The White House called, I decided not to return their phone calls," Cuellar said during an appearance on Fox News. "I'm going to see the president later this afternoon."
Cuellar's one of a dwindling number of House Democrats who's yet to announce his stance on health reform legislation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic leaders are working to cull together the 216 votes needed to pass a healthcare bill, which appears set for a very close vote on Sunday.
Cuellar was referring to hearing from President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaFive things to watch in France's election Ex-Obama aide Rhodes: Le Pen victory in France would be 'devastating' Sanders to Trump: 'Listen to the scientists' MORE himself on Saturday when the president will visit the Hill to talk to House Democrats at the Capitol Visitor Center.
"The White House has called; with all due respect to the White House this is a decision I need to make for my district," Cuellar said. "It's not the White House's decision, it's my decision."
Update, 12:04 p.m.: It appears one Democratic lawmaker was even more bold when it comes to healthcare. Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.) personally said "no" to healthcare during a phone call with Obama, The Morning Call reports.
Bridget Johnson contributed to this report.