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Congressman Childers responds to healthcare vote

By Jeff Daley – email

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDAM) - Democratic Congressman Travis Childers voted against last Sunday's healthcare bill vote and reconciliation.  Later in the week he issued the following statement explaining why he voted against the bill.

"Last weekend, I was unable to support the Senate health care bill or reconciliation legislation, and my position remains the same. The only changes made to the reconciliation language since then have been unrelated to the health care portion of the bill or to the cost of overall health care reform legislation, a primary concern of mine. I still know how important health care reform is and I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle towards reform that makes sense for North Mississippi," said Rep. Childers

Congressman Childers represents the 1st Congressional District in north Mississippi.

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