"The president promised Americans that they could keep their health plans, and today I voted to keep that promise," said Rep.
Among California Democrats, the split was seven for the bill and 28 against.
Brownley was joined by fellow Democrats
Their support came after fellow California Democratic Rep.
But Ruiz, one of four California Democratic freshmen who supported the bill, said in a written statement that "one of the ways that we need to improve the Affordable Care Act is by making sure that people can keep their existing healthcare policies if they choose to do so."
Golden State Republicans, who have exhibited less party unity in recent months than the state’s Democrats, were united in their support of the measure, though
"Republicans believe that we must try and help Americans who have been harmed by Obamacare,’’ House Majority Whip