Current Event 1 - Like usual the vote on the repeal measure...

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Jamie Boyd Current Event 1 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/02/senate-debates-health-care-law-anew-wholesale- repeal-unlikely/ The Democratic majority won the vote on the Health Care law, the republicans suffer a major defeat. The senate voted down the repeal of the health care law. The vote was 47-51, and of course largely along party lines. With a Democratic president and Republicans 13 votes short of the 60 votes they would need to break a filibuster in the Senate, the odds of the law being overturned legislatively in the next two years are essentially zero. It is possible that it will be overturned in the courts, however; two federal judges have deemed the law unconstitutional, while two have found it to be constitutional. They say the issue will likely end up before the Supreme Court.
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Unformatted text preview: Like usual the vote on the repeal measure was anything but straightforward. The repeal measure was actually in the form of an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and the vote was actually on a "budget point of order" and needed 60 votes for passage. Sen. Roy Blunt said. "I'm deeply disappointed that my colleagues across the aisle refused to listen to that clear message, and instead voted to defend this bill, which two federal courts have already deemed unconstitutional." The change is supported by the White House, and Democrats are pointing to it as evidence of their willingness to tweak - but not repeal - the law....
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