Webb, Warner vote for health-care debate
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.
November 22, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
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