Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, called the decision to hold an up or down vote on the health care bill tomorrow a victory for the American people:
The voice of the American people is being heard on Capitol Hill. Dropping the procedure known as ‘deem and pass’ shows that the will of the people still matters in the People’s House. The simple thought of using this procedure to pass a bill that affects one-sixth of the nation’s economy shows just how far the President and Democrat Majority are willing to go in abusing the rules in order to pass this bill.
Now that we will have a fair up or down vote on the health care bill, I join Republican Leader Boehner in asking Speaker Pelosi for a ‘call of the house,’ which would require every lawmaker to publicly announce their vote on the House floor. This will be one of the most important votes a Member of Congress will ever cast. It is therefore important that they announce their vote to their constituents and the American people.