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Webb, Warner vote for health-care debate

Anita Kumar

Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner voted with their fellow Democrats last night to bring to the floor a bill that would overhaul the nation's health-care system.

The 60 to 39 vote was on a procedural motion to begin debate, which Senate leaders hope to wrap up by Christmas.

"I will only support a final bill if I am convinced it will lower the deficit, drive down health care costs over the long term, and improve the value and quality of the health care Virginians receive,'' Warner wrote in a statement released last night.

The GOP's national chairman, Michael Steele, used Republican Bob McDonnell's recent landslide defeat over Democrat Ceigh Deeds to show that Americans do not want "a government-run health system."

"As recent elections in Virginia and New Jersey showed, Harry Reid's health care scheme is exactly what voters do not want," Steele said.

The House passed a $1 trillion health-care bill two weeks ago. Virginia's congressional delegation voted 4 to 7 in favor of passage with two Democrats, Rick Boucher and Glenn Nye, breaking with their parties and voting no.

By Anita Kumar  |  November 22, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
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Comments

Well at least Warner and Webb are making it really easy to run against them next time around. By the time they screw big business with the Checkcard Bill, screw the VA Southwest coal-mining families with the Cap-n-trade Bill, and screw the rest of us with the Healthcare Bill, I'm not sure who will be left to vote for them...except for a few Libs-

Posted by: VaCommonSenseConservative | November 23, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

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