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Senate panel sets healthcare overhaul vote

Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2009
A key Senate committee will vote Tuesday on its $829 billion overhaul of the nation's healthcare system, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday—the final hurdle before the full House and Senate can begin their debate on the future of healthcare. In a speech on the Senate floor, Reid criticized Republicans for opposing the finance committee's measure, accusing GOP leaders of aiming to be "partisan protesters" rather than "productive partners."