Pro-life Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) will vote for the health care legislation tomorrow, his office announced today in a statement. Cuellar voted for the bill last fall but was considered undecided this week thanks to the issue of the abortion language. He brings the Democrats that much closer to the needed 216 for passage.
In his statement he cited the number of uninsured in his district and the nearly $1.5 trillion deficit reduction included in the health care legislation. “In a time of extreme economic challenges, this is a pivotal moment for the nation to stem rising premiums and begin containing health care costs for the future. No longer can we stand idle as Americans compromise their health because they can’t afford to get care,” Cuellar said.
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