On Christmas Eve, the Senate passed sweeping health care reform. Not one Republican voted in favor. Trying to deny Democrats a legislative victory was more important than expanding health care to millions of Americans who need it.
They will spend the next 11 months spinning our health care victory into a weapon and hitting us with it.
It's hard to believe that Republicans could be so united against legislation that will expand health care coverage to 31 million uninsured Americans, add choices and competition, force insurance companies to abide by strong new regulations and cut costs for families. The bill also reduces our national debt and ensures that Medicare will remain solvent. Republicans are on the wrong side of history on this one.
Now that they lost this battle, they will be focusing their fight -- and their millions and millions of dollars - on defeating us. That's why it's imperative that we match them now and at every fundraising goal from here on out.