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Statement from Senator Scott Brown on passage of health care overhaul

March 21, 2010

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released the following statement in response to the health care vote in the U.S. House of Representatives:

"Today's vote shows that leaders in Washington continue to ignore the will of the people. Americans have sent a message to Washington for the past year, including with my election, that they are opposed to this multi-trillion dollar health care bill that will raise taxes, increase premiums, cut Medicare and leave future generations with a mountain of debt. Instead of listening to these concerns and starting over on health care reform using a bipartisan approach, the president and others have forced through, with an arrogance of power, a health care bill complete with sweetheart deals that our nation doesn't want, and can't afford. The American people deserve better."