House approves health care bill: How Minnesota delegation voted

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaks next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during a news conference following the House vote on health care reform on Saturday.
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Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaks next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during a news conference following the House vote on health care reform on Saturday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House narrowly passed historic health-care reform legislation late Saturday, clearing the way for a possible vote in the Senate before the end of the year. The vote was 220 to 215.

Minnesota Democratic Reps. Tim Walz, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison and Jim Oberstar voted in favor of the bill.

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Minnesota Republican Reps. John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Michele Bachmann voted against it. 

MinnPost will have additional coverage and analysis of the vote on Monday.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Roger Iverson on 11/09/2009 - 07:02 am.

    So Collin Peterson, John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Michele Bachmann chose to vote for the insurance companies and against us for decent health care. Shame on them. For all their talk about a government take over of health care, all they really care about is the money they get from big pharma and the insurance companies. Paulsen is my rep, sadly, and he is so transparent on what’s important to him and it is not his constituents.

  2. Submitted by david granneman on 11/09/2009 - 10:05 am.

    the one good thing about the healtch care bill is that it will sweep the halls of congress clean of democrates in 2010

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