Tonight, Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (SC-03) voted against the Democrats' amended health care reconciliation package. After the vote, Barrett said the following:
"Tonight, Democrats' continued to ignore the will of the American people by again voting to raise taxes, kill job creation and move our nation closer to socialism. This so-called health care bill will have a catastrophic impact on our economy.
I have cosponsored a bill to repeal this government takeover of health care and I urge all those concerned about the future of our country to contact their congressman and urge them to support it. The American people have spoken; they want this massive mistake revoked."