Congressman Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), is delaying his resignation from Congress to vote against health care, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Deal had planned to resign on Monday in order to enter the Georgia gubernatorial race, but delayed his resignation by three weeks.
"Just two days after I announced my intentions to leave Congress, the majority party stepped up the schedule for the proposed health care bill," Deal said in a statement. "Having been deeply involved in all health care legislation for the past decade, I knew it was important to stay and vote down this bill."
Deal's vote -- "no" to the health care bill -- means that Democrats will need to have 217 votes, rather than 216.
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