US House passes Health Care Bill

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HUFF: 11:07 PM ET — House health care bill gets votes needed for passage. 220 members of Congress — including one Republican, Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana — voted in favor of health care reform, advancing the legislation by the slimmist of margins. Forty-nine Democrats voted against the bill, along with 176 Republicans.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) cast vote #218, solidifying passage. Speaker Pelosi was “near sobbing,” HuffPost’s Ryan Grim reports.

10:30 PM ET — GOP health care alternative rejected. The Republicans’ alternative health care bill was voted down in the House, 176-258

10:19 PM ET — Blue Dog Democrats’ anti-abortion amendment passes. The House has passed a provision advanced by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) that severely restricts women’s reproductive health choices under the health reform bill.

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