Saturday, November 22, 2003

House tentatively passes Medicare drug bill after lengthy vote.

It took a 3-hour roll call that ended at 3 a.m. Saturday morning, and the GOP leadership had to quell a rebellion among their more conservative members, but the House passed the Medicare reform bill in the wee hours of the morning today, 220-215, with nearly all Democrats voting against. Here's the AP wrap-up story. The bill goes to the Senate now, where Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) is threatening to filibuster, over the objections of his own party leader, Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).
posted by tommayo, 2:26 PM

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