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Health care bill headed back to the House

March 25, 2010

Senators wrapped up their work on H.R. 4872 Thursday, but the health care and education reconciliation bill is headed back to the House for another vote. 

Democrats rejected more than 30 Republican amendments to the bill in a marathon series of votes that started late Wednesday afternoon and lasted into the wee hours of Thursday morning.

After a short break, Senators returned to the floor and took a final vote Thursday afternoon passing the bill 56-43 with Democrats Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, and Mark Pryor joining the Republicans and voting “no.”   Both Lincoln and Pryor are from Arkansas.   Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson did not vote.

As expected, both Sens. Dick Durbin and Roland Burris voted for the final bill.

But the measure is going back to the House one last time, as the Associated Press explains:

Click here for a summary of the bill’s health care provisions.

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