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H.R. 3962, the Health Care Reform Bill, Passes the House

On Nov. 7, 2009, the House passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act by a vote of 220-215.  One Republican, Joseph Cao (R-LA), voted in favor of the bill.  The bill will incorporate the Stupak-Pitts amendment, which bans use of federal funding for abortion and prohibits the public option from covering abortion services.

Democrats voting “No” include:

John Adler, New Jersey, Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania, Brian Baird, Washington, John Barrow, Georgia, John Boccieri, Ohio, Dan Boren, Oklahoma, Rick Boucher, Virginia, Allen Boyd, Florida, Bobby Bright, Alabama, Ben Chandler, Kentucky, Travis W. Childers, Mississippi, Artur Davis, Alabama, Lincoln Davis, Tennessee, Chet Edwards, Texas, Bart Gordon, Tennessee, Parker Griffith, Alabama, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, South Dakota, Tim Holden, Pennsylvania, Larry Kissell, North Carolina, Suzanne M. Kosmas, Florida, Frank Kratovil Jr., Maryland, Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio, Betsy Markey, Colorado, Jim Marshall, Georgia, Eric Massa, New York, Jim Matheson, Utah, Mike McIntyre, North Carolina, Michael E. McMahon, New York, Charlie Melancon, Louisiana, Walt Minnick, Idaho, Scott Murphy, New York, Glenn Nye, Virginia, Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota, Mike Ross, Arkansas, Heath Shuler, North Carolina, Ike Skelton, Missouri, John Tanner, Tennessee, Gene Taylor, Mississippi, and Harry Teague, New Mexico