Speaker and CA Reps Becerra, Miller, Waxman, Stark and even Cardoza at celebratory press conference. Also Paul Pelosi, who got applause. Delete CA Rep Waxman: “The President.. has shown us we can do big things that have not been dones after decades and decades…” about 18 hours ago via web Delete Seems like CA Rep Xavier Becerra made the right choice to decline the offer to join Obama’s Cabinet as Trade Rep. He was a champion! about 18 hours ago via web Delete CA Rep Becerra: We are getting America back on track and back to work about 18 hours ago via web Delete CA Rep Becerra has a riddle: what do donuts holes, pre-existing conditions, and medical bankruptcies have in common with CDs and Hummers? about 18 hours ago via web Delete Our #HealthReform history: Prop 186: 27%; SB2/Prop 72: 49%; SB840: Vetoed; AB 8: Vetoed; AB x1 1: Stalled; Obama/PelosiCare: Yes, We Can! about 19 hours ago via web Delete It’s official: ALL California Democrats in the House voted for #HealthReform. Thanks to all CA advocates and @HCAN coalition for your work! about 19 hours ago via HootSuite Delete So much more work to do, in the next week, and months, and years, and decade, but… wow. This is amazing. about 19 hours ago via HootSuite Delete @stupplebeen Thank you, and to you as well! about 19 hours ago via web in reply to stupplebeen Delete ealandsberg My 8 year old just hugged me and said “we did it.” Yes, we did it for you, Jacob and Ari! Health reform is here. 217 votes! YEAH!!!!!!!!! about 19 hours ago via web Retweeted by you and 1 other Reply Retweeted (Undo) It took her 3 hours less than the GOP’s Medicare Part D roll call.. / RT @ddayen: Horrible arm-twisting by Pelosi holding open vote #hcr
The Sacramento Bee covered some of the activity building up to the vote in the Capitol region. When there was a concern that Rep. Loretta Sanchez might not show up for the vote, over 175 people gathered at her Orange County offices on Sunday morning.