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WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 07: House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., House Energy Chairman Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and House Rules Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., during a news conference after the House passed most ambitious overhaul of the U.S. health care system in 40 years, allowing President Obama to win a preliminary round in what could still be a long battle for his top domestic priority. The 220-215 vote for the trillion-dollar effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans who currently lack it capped a long debate during which a soporific tone belied the tension within the majority Democratic caucus. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Nov. 07: House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., House Energy Chairman Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and House Rules Chairwoman Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., during a news conference after the House passed most ambitious overhaul of the U.S. health care system in 40 years, allowing President Obama to win a preliminary round in what could still be a long battle for his top domestic priority. The 220-215 vote for the trillion-dollar effort to extend health coverage...
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