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House health bill passes on narrow vote
Late Saturday, after a rare weekend session–which included a trip by President Obama to the Capitol–the House narrowly approved a sweeping, historic health care measure. Next steps: the Senate votes on that chambers version of the legislation and then back to the members for a final vote on a melded bill. So a lot can still change. The bill, passed on a 220 to 215 roll call, had only one Republican vote. How narrow was the win? Two votes to spare; 218 votes were needed to pass. Read Patricia Murphy’s Politics Daily report on the showdown health care vote here.