Members of the House voted 234-183 Thursday to pass H.R. 987, a package of health insurance proposals that have strong support from House Democrats.
The bill provisions could shore up some Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance programs and rules, and block some ACA-related regulations and policies developed by the administration of President Donald Trump.
All Democrats who cast votes voted in favor of the bill.
Just five of the 188 Republicans who participated also voted for the bill.
One of the Republicans who crossed party lines to vote for the bill is Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. Upton was the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee before Democrats took control of the House in January.
The current name of H.R. 987 is the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019 bill, or the MORE Health Education Act bill.
Because Republicans control the Senate, only measures that have significant Republican support are likely to come up on the Senate floor.