WASHINGTON — More than a month after a Republican health care bill seeking to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to gain enough leverage for a vote, a retooled version narrowly passed the House Thursday.
How did local lawmakers vote? Entirely along party lines — with one notable exception.
Republican Barbara Comstock, a second-term congresswoman in Virginia’s 10th congressional district, voted against the American Health Care Act.
The district Comstock represents includes all of Frederick and Loudoun counties and parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties — and was handily won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Already, at least six Democrats are exploring running against Comstock in 2018.