Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

House health bill passes on narrow vote

| No Comments

Late Saturday, after a rare weekend session--which included a trip by President Obama to the Capitol--the House narrowly approved a sweeping, historic health care measure. Next steps: the Senate votes on that chambers version of the legislation and then back to the members for a final vote on a melded bill. So a lot can still change. The bill, passed on a 220 to 215 roll call, had only one Republican vote. How narrow was the win? Two votes to spare; 218 votes were needed to pass. Read Patricia Murphy's Politics Daily report on the showdown health care vote here.

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on November 8, 2009 6:57 AM.

Obama, First Lady Michelle to Fort Hood Tuesday for Memorial Service was the previous entry in this blog.

Saturday Night Live take on Fox News is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.