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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

(WALB) – Nine of Georgia's 13 U.S. Representatives voted against health care reform Sunday night.  Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop was one of four yes votes.

He says it will reduce the federal deficit, lower the number of families forced into bankruptcy, and most importantly, help provide health care to many more south Georgians.

Bishop told us Monday night, he listened to his constituents who opposed the bill, but he said just as many supported it.

"I didn't vote for it for any reason other than I really truly believe in my heart that it is in the best interest of the Second Congressional District and the American people," said Congressman Sanford Bishop. @

Bishop says he has campaigned on greater access to health care since he was first elected and calls passage of the health care bill an historic moment for America.

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