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Senator Snowe Votes For Health Care Bill 

Republican Senator Olympia Snowe was on TV5 News at to discuss her decision to vote for a Democratic health care bill, breaking with her party on President Obama’s top legislative priority.Senator Snowe kept virtually all of Washington guessing how she would vote until she announced it late in the Senate Finance Committee debate Tuesday. Until then, she told reporters, she had not even let Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in on her secret. She told her colleagues: “When history calls, history calls,” even though she had some criticism of the bill.Democrats, aware that Snowe could be the only Republican in Congress to vote for their health care overhaul, have spent months addressing her concerns about making health care affordable and how to pay for it. President Obama is praising Republican Senator Snowe for being “extraordinarily diligent” in working with Democrats on health care reform.