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House passes historic and controversial health care bill -- Collin Peterson votes no

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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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