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Democrats inch toward securing votes for health bill

New York Times, March 18, 2010

House Democrats are inching toward the majority they need to pass healthcare legislation, although Democratic leaders are still working to secure backing for the legislation from among roughly three dozen members of the party whose votes are considered to be in play. Democratic leaders say they have not nailed down the 216 votes they need for passage, but they are pressing ahead in the belief that they can get them, the New York Times reports