Statement of Chairman John Burton on President Obama Signing Health Care Reform Into Law

Sacramento -- California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s signing of historic health care reform legislation into law:

"Today is a proud day for all Americans as President Obama and Democrats in Congress achieved what presidents since Teddy Roosevelt have attempted – to pass comprehensive health care reform to help the American people. This is a victory for all Californians but we are especially proud of the role that our California Democratic delegation played in passing this historic legislation.

All thirty-four of California House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, voted to pass historic health care reform, and Senators Feinstein and Boxer both worked tirelessly to succeed here where others had tried and failed. Because of the efforts of our California delegation we will finally have a health care system that works for Californians, not insurance companies."

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