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House GOP cheers health-care vote, ignores iceberg dead ahead

Published on Saturday, May 6, 2017

House GOP cheers health-care vote, ignores iceberg dead ahead

The controversial measure has only passed the House. It now goes to the Senate, where the prospects are not good. Before the House vote, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted his concern.

Adding to the drama is the need to get 60 votes just to close debate on whatever the Senate comes up with. That means the 52-seat Republican majority is going to have to give something, lots of things, to Democrats just to get to 60. Lord knows what will happen once they have to vote for the actual measure.

Exhausted yet? Well, it’s not over.

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