Senate Session

Day 9 of the Senate health care reform debate. Senators discuss an amendment, submitted by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), restricting the… read more

Day 9 of the Senate health care reform debate. Senators discuss an amendment, submitted by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), restricting the use of federal funds for abortions and Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) motion to commit on Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. The Nelson Amendment failed on a vote of 54 to 45. The Senate also took up Senator Dorgan’s prescription drug re-importation amendment.

In addition, the Senate reached an agreement on health care legislation that would no longer include a new government-run insurance program, or “public option.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Senate Proceeding
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Dec 8, 2009

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