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Key Blue Dog: I Will Oppose Health Care Bill with Public Option

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After blocking progress on House health care legislation in the days leading up to August recess, Ross struck a deal and voted to move health care legislation out of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Then he went home and boasted that he'd held health care reform "hostage."

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