Thursday, September 11, 2014

BREAKING: Arizona Reps. Barber, Sinema Join Republicans In Anti-Obamacare Vote

Arizona Democratic Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) and Ron Barber (D-CD2) joined 23 Democrats and 222 Republicans in a symbolic anti-Obamacare vote this afternoon.  The short message resolution* passed the House of Representatives 247-167, but is not expected to be considered by the Senate.

As Politico points out, the sponsor of the measure, Rep. Bill Cassidy, is in a tight battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.

Yesterday, Sinema and Barber were among only five Democrats who voted with Republicans to move the resolution to the floor for a vote today.  Neither has publicly explained their votes.

* The section heading actually is titled "If you like your group health insurance plan, you can keep it."

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