Arizona health care roll call
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines on Sunday night's health insurance reform vote.
Both Southern Arizona representatives voted for the bill. CD 7 Rep. Raul Grijalva has long been a staunch supporter of health care reform, and CD 8 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced her "yes" vote on Saturday.
Grijalva released a statement just after the vote:
"For the past twelve months, I’ve fought as hard as I know how for a better, fairer, more affordable American health care system. There’s no denying that it’s been a difficult process, and I’ve been able to keep working through it with the much-appreciated support of the many millions of Americans who believe with me that we must do better than the status quo. Ultimately, the choice before the House was simple: pass the Senate bill and the reconciliation amendments, or vote the Senate bill down and maintain that status quo."
Giffords posted on Facebook, "Just cast the most important vote of my career - to reform our health care system."
The rest of the delegation voted along party lines:
H.R.3590: On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
CD 1: Ann Kirkpatrick (D), Y
CD 2: Trent Franks (R), N
CD 3: John Shadegg (R), N
CD 4: Ed Pastor (D), Y
CD 5: Harry Mitchell (D), Y
CD 6: Jeff Flake (R), N