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Obama calls for urgency in passing healthcare bill

Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2009

President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders have promised to push a sweeping healthcare overhaul through Congress at top speed. "We've got to get it done this year, both in the House and Senate," Obama said. "We don't have any excuses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the full House would vote on the proposal before members leave town for their August recess.