How They Voted on Health Care: Missouri and St. Louis Area Representatives


Todd Akin: Health care reform = fightin' words.
  • Todd Akin: Health care reform = fightin' words.
Updated 10:00 a.m.

The health care reform bill passed the House of Representatives last night with a 219 to 212 vote. No Republicans supported the measure. Thirty four Democrats also voted no, including Missouri rep Ike Skelton.

The bill now heads to the Senate. Speaking on KMOX this morning Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (D - Town & Country) said: "If a foreign power did what Congress did to America last night, we would be at war right now."

In Missouri, only three reps voted in favor of the bill. Six voted no. Here's the final tally:

Todd Akin (R) - No
Roy Blunt (R) - No
Russ Carnahan (D) - Yes
Lacy Clay (D) - Yes
Emanuel Cleaver (D) - Yes
Jo Ann Emerson (R) - No
Sam Graves (R) - No
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) - No
Ike Skelton (D) - No

In Illinois, 12 congressmen voted in support of the bill, while just seven voted no.

In southwestern Illinois, Jerry Costello (D) supported the bill. John Shimkus (R) did not.