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The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a bill that costs one-third of what health care reform proposals in Congress costs and, unlike the health care bills, is completely unpaid for and would be a direct hole in the federal budget.

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For months, Olympia Snowe [R, ME] was considered the only Republican whose vote was anywhere near attainable for the Democrats on health care. But according to the Politico, now that the public option is likely to be dropped from the bill, fellow Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins' vote may now be in play too: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has asked top administration officials to make certain changes to the Senate health care bill as part of discussions that suggest her vote is up for grabs. ...

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Senate Will Vote on Controvesial Abortion Language

December 1, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Strict abortion funding language similar to what Rep. Bart Stupak [D, MI-1] added to the House health care bill, which most agree goes beyond the restrictions that already exist under existing law, will get a vote in the Senate.

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This Week in the House

November 30, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The health care debate will be going strong in the Senate all week. Meanwhile the House takes up their usual slate of suspension bills and a bill to implement a permanent fix of the estate tax. Click through for the full legislative House schedule for the week

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