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Senate passes health care companion measure 56-43

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WASHINGTON--The Senate on Thursday passed a bill making certain "fixes" to the health care bill Obama signed into law on Tuesday, with just one more vote--in the House--needed before the legislation is complete.

Many House Democrats voted for the bill Sunday on the strength of a pledge by the Senate to immediately rewrite portions of new legislation to make it amenable to the House. This process--called reconciliation---yielded a 56 to 43 Senate roll call. No Republicans voted for the "reconciliation" package and three Democrats were no votes---Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska,and both Arkansas senators, Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln.

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