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Congress approves fixes to healthcare law

Washington Post, March 26, 2010

Congress has agreed to amend the nation's new healthcare law, and prepared to head home for a two-week recess and to hear from skeptical voters about the legislation, the Washington Post reports. The last legislative hurdle to clear before recess was a reconciliation bill that contained a number of "fixes" to the healthcare law. Senate Republicans forced 41 votes to strip or alter provisions—although Democrats won every oneand identified 20 words that violated procedural rules, requiring the bill to return to the House to be approved a second time, the Post reports.