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Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Breaking News, Health, Law, Politics, Society | 0 comments

Senate Health Care Repeal Effort Fails

The Senate has just defeated a Republican-led effort to repeal the entire national health-care overhaul, with lawmakers voting strictly along party lines. “The decision underscores the hurdle that the GOP faces in that Democratic-majority chamber as it tries to overturn the law.”

All 50 Senate Democrats present and one independent voted against the repeal, while all 47 Republicans voted in favor. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) were not present. The measure was proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Republicans would have needed the support of 13 Democrats due to a Democratic-led procedural move that set up a 60-vote hurdle for the measure to move forward.

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