Key players in the health care vote
REP. BART STUPAK
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) arrives for a news conference Sunday to announce he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions. (March 21, 2010)
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI
Pelosi (D-CA) smiles after the House passed a landmark health care reform bill in Washington D.C., Sunday. (March 21, 2010)
REP. JOHN BOEHNER
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the health care reform bill will 'ruin' America. (March 19, 2010)
REP. ERIC CANTOR
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), seen here with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), left, argued against the health care bill, saying people should have the right to choose the doctors they want. "This trillion dollar overhaul will take that freedom away," Cantor said during a two-hour debate held immediately before the health care vote Sunday night. (March 21, 2010)
SEN. EDWARD M. KENNEDY
The late Sen. Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked his entire career for nationwide health care.
REP. DAVID DREIER
David Dreier (R-Calif.) is the ranking member of the House Committee on Rules, which determined how the health care bill advanced through the vote in the House of Representatives. Dreier criticized the Democrats for their tactics on the House floor, but said, ?the greatest outrage has always been for the bill itself.? (March 20, 2010)
SEN. HARRY REID
Facing staunch Republican opposition to the bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) helped come up with a rescue plan that required the House to approve the Senate-passed measure, then have both houses pass a fix-it measure incorporating numerous changes.
People attend a 'Kill the Bill' rally in opposition to government reform of health care in Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2010)