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Health care: How Virginia members voted

Anita Kumar

Virginia's congressional delegation voted 4 to 7 Saturday night in favor of passage of the landmark health-care reform bill. Two Democrats, Rick Boucher and Glenn Nye, broke with their party and voted no.

"Passage of the House bill is but a first step in a long legislative process to final enactment of a reform,'' Boucher said. "I look forward to future steps in that process offering an opportunity for my concerns to be resolved." Read his full statement here.

"Health care costs are crippling our small businesses and forcing families into bankruptcy, and any reform plan needs to reduce those costs. Although this version of the bill takes important steps to lower the deficit in the short term, the CBO has said that it does not address the fundamental problem of reducing skyrocketing health care costs," Nye said. See his full press release here.

A complete list of how the delegation voted is below.

Rick Boucher (D), No
Eric Cantor (R): No (Statement)
Gerry Connolly (D): Yes (Statement)
Randy Forbes (R): No (Statement)
Bob Goodlatte (R): No (Statement)
Jim Moran (D): Yes (Speech)
Glenn Nye (D): No
Bobby Scott (D): Yes (Statement)
Tom Perriello (D): Yes (Statement)
Robert Wittman (R): No (Statement)
Frank Wolf (R): No (Statement)

For a complete House roll call, along with a list of campaign contributions from the health care industry and the number of uninsured by district, click here.

By Anita Kumar  |  November 8, 2009; 11:27 AM ET
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