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Frank Backs Away From the Health Care Bill

January 19, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

The most surprising and most significant statement from a member of Congress tonight following the Massachusetts Senate results came from the influential, generally progressive Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4]:

I am hopeful that some Republican senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform. Because I do not think that the country would be well served by the health care status quo. But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened.

Read the full quote, which first appeared on the Rachel Maddow show, here.

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