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Pelosi: House will not pass Senate bill to save healthcare reform

Washington Post, January 22, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has eliminated the most obvious avenue for completing healthcare reform, saying the House will not embrace the version of the legislation already approved by the Senate, the Washington Post reports. Pelosi had struggled to sell the Senate legislation to reluctant Democrats since Republican Scott Brown's upset victory in the Massachusetts Senate election cost Democrats their filibuster-proof Senate majority. House approval of the Senate package would have delivered the bill quickly to the president's desk, reports the Post.