29 September 2009

"Public Option" Voted Down 15-to-8!

Good news! Fifteen members of the Senate Finance Committee (five Democrats, including Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, and all ten Republicans) voted down a new government run health insurance program.

Voted Against Public Option
Max Baucus (D - MT)
Thomas Carper (D - DE)
Kent Conrad (D - ND)
Blanche L. Lincoln (D - AR)
Bill Nelson (D - FL)
Jim Bunning (R - KY)
John Cornyn (R - TX)
Mike Crapo (R - ID)
John Ensign (R - NV)
Mike Enzi (R - WY)
Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)
Jon Kyl (R - AZ)
Olympia J. Snowe (R - ME)
Pat Roberts (R - KS)

Voted For Public Option
Jeff Bingaman (D - NM)
Maria Cantwell (D - WA)
John F. Kerry (D - MA)
Robert Menendez (D - NJ)
John D. Rockefeller IV (D - WV)
Charles E. Schumer (D - NY)
Debbie Stabenow (D - MI)
Ron Wyden (D - OR)

UPDATE: The roll call above is for the vote on the Rockefeller Amendment. The Schumer Amendment was also voted down; that one was 13-10, with Baucus, Conrad, and Lincoln voting against it along with all of the Republicans on the committee.


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