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Senate Passes Health Care Bill

December 24, 2009

After twenty-six days of debate, the Senate has passed its version of the health care bill. From November 20 when the debate started, the debate lasted 165 hours. Ninety-five senators took part. Senators Baucus, McCain, Durbin, Alexander, Coburn, Barrasso, Gregg, McConnell, Crappo, and Grassely were the senators who spoke the most times during the debate. The final vote took place on Christmas Eve. The entire debate can be followed on the Congressional Chronicle

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