Congress voted to approve historic health care legislation on Sunday.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care legislation was passed by Congress on Sunday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the House voted 219-212 in favor of the bill designed to provide health care coverage for millions of Americans who currently do not have it.
President Barack Obama stated in a televised speech following the bill’s clearance to proceed to the Senate, “This is what change looks like.” Obama is further quoted as stating, “We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things… We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is further quoted as stating, “We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare and now, tonight, health care for all Americans.”
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