LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Retiring Rep. Mike Ross was one of five Democrats in Congress to vote for a Republican-led effort to repeal the health care law that was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ross joined Republican Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack of Arkansas Wednesday in voting for the health care law's repeal. The vote was largely symbolic, with the repeal doomed in the majority-Democrat Senate.
Ross is the state's only Democratic congressman and represents south Arkansas' 4th District. He announced last year that he would not seek re-election.
Ross won re-election in 2010 after touting his opposition to the health care law. Ross said in a statement released by his office that he believed the legislative process behind the law was more about politics than good public policy.
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