House passes historic and controversial health care bill -- Collin Peterson votes no
The U.S. House voted 219 to 212 to pass its historic and wildly contentious vote on health care reform Sunday.
Widely regarded as a major victory for President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the bill passed without a single Republican vote.
It also passed without the vote of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents western Minnesota, including Becker County.
Peterson explained his vote in a statement:
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