Colorado delegation votes mostly party line on health
DENVER – All but one member of Colorado’s congressional delegation has voted along party lines on the health care reform bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House.
Four of Colorado’s five Democratic House members backed the bill that passed 220-215 last night. Rep. Betsy Markey voted “no,” saying the measure doesn’t do enough to cut health care costs for families and businesses.
Markey represents the 4th Congressional District, which covers most of Colorado’s eastern plains and voted Republican for more than 30 years before last year’s election.
Democrats Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis and John Salazar voted for the bill. Republicans Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn voted “no.”