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The new class of local GOP lawmakers, Jon Runyan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Pat Meehan, face a test in the upcoming vote on health care reform repeal. (credit: Getty Images)

The new class of local GOP lawmakers, Jon Runyan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Pat Meehan, face a test in the upcoming vote on health care reform repeal. (credit: Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Congress returns to work and with that a key vote will take place tomorrow putting some area lawmakers on the spot.

It’s the first test for new area Republican House members Jon Runyan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Patrick Meehan. Tomorrow the House, led by the GOP, will vote to repeal the entire health care bill — the whole package.

The vote will probably be just for show, because the Senate can stop any repeal, but the big question is how the new trio in this area votes. The vote was delayed from last week because of the rampage in Tucson and comes amid new national surveys which show only one in four Americans favor a repeal of the entire law.

Some of the bill, including age limits for adult children, is already in effect. The vote is also a test of the leadership of the new Republican house majority.

Reported by Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio

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