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  • Greg Cannon
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/21/health.care.latest/index.html?hpt=T1 Health care latest: House passes legislationMarch 21, 2010 11:36 p.m. EDT Live
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      Health care latest: House passes legislationMarch 21, 2010 11:36 p.m. EDT
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      House passes the Senate health care bill, 219-212

      Washington (CNN) -- The House is set to vote Sunday on the health care bill passed by the Senate in December.

      Here's the latest on what's happening on Capitol Hill:

      11:30 p.m.: The House has passed the package of fixes meant to reconcile differences between the bill the House passed last year and the Senate bill it passed earlier Sunday night.

      Those vote was 220-211.

      11:20 p.m.: The House is voting on passage of the reconciliation bill. This is the final vote of the day on health care reform.

      The reconciliation bill is the package of "fixes" to the Senate health care bill that made it more attractive to balking House Democrats.

      11:18 p.m.: The House votes down the Republican motion to recommit the bill.

      11:08 p.m.: CNN's Brianna Keilar reports: A Republican lawmaker shouted out "baby killer" as Rep. Bart Stupak explained why he would not support the motion to recommit.

      Stupak sponsored an amendment in the House bill that included tougher language on restricting federal funding of abortions.

      Stupak decided to support the Senate bill after President Obama said he would sign an executive order that would make sure the health care reform law would be consistent with current restrictions on federal funding for abortions.

      10:55 p.m.: Republicans have offered a motion to recommit, which is their last chance to kill the bill.

      The Republican motion is to amend the language on abortion in the just-passed Senate bill.
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