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Senate Session - December 16, 2009

The Senate held its 15th day of health care debate. Senator Bernie Sanders entered an amendment for a single-payer system by expanding Medicare to everyone. Senator Coburn requested that the over 700 pages of the Sanders Amendment be read aloud. Eventually Senator Sanders withdrew his amendment, although his right to do so was contested. Work began on Defense appropriations legislation.

10:01AM - 6:22PM ETSenate Session

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    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 750 (After 287 days)
    • Debate242 Hours
    • Quorum Calls160 Hours
    • Votes150 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)