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December 21, 2014

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Shelley Berkley says she will support health care bill

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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.

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