Sen. Webb (D-VA) Says Hold Off on Health Care Vote

By January 20, 2010Health Care

A statement from Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), reacting to the election of Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts:

In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.

Webb issued a statement after the Senate’s Dec. 24 passage of its health care legislation explaining his support but also expressing caution about any final version to come out of conference committee: “Webb Votes in Favor of Senate Health Care Reform Legislation, Vows to Closely Examine Conference Report for Deviations from Core Principles.”

The New York Times blogs about the Senator’s comments in “Webb Urges a Halt to Senate Health Care Votes.”

(Hat tip: Grandy and Andy Morning Show, WMAL radio.)

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