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Dems Secure 60 Votes To Start Debate on Health Care

November 21, 2009 - by David Moore

The NYTimes reports: Senate Democrats said they had clinched the votes needed on Saturday to propel major health care legislation to the floor for weeks of full debate, as the majority party’s two last holdouts said that they would not block consideration of President Obama’s top domestic initiative.

Breaking news coverage: The Hill, WaPo, WSJ… more to come.

Brian Beutler is in the Capitol live-blogging the proceedings for TPM-DC: “Lincoln Voting For Debate, Still Opposes Public Option”. (That would be Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR].)

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