Las Vegas Sun

October 4, 2015

Currently: 76° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Shelley Berkley says she will support health care bill

Click to enlarge photo

Shelley Berkley

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley has become the latest Democrat to announce she will be voting for the health care bill.

Berkley's support wasn't seriously in doubt, as she has been a proponent of health care reform and said she wouldn't let the shortcomings of the bill stop her from supporting it.

Yet her reluctance to add her name to the yes column drew phone calls this week from two Obama administration cabinet secretaries to shore up her support.

She also received a phone call on Thursday from President Barack Obama.

Berkley, seeking a seventh term this fall, represents a largely Democratic Las Vegas district.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy