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Sanders Amendment fails, but gets 180 votes

  Rep. Sanders' reasonable pricing amendment failed last night, but 
  received 180 votes, which was 39 more than it received last August.  With 
  another 33 votes, it passes.  The amendment did not have a republican 
  co-sponor.  With a republican co-sponor, it might well have passed.  Last 
  night 23 republicans voted for the bill, a big increase from last August.
  Many of these were *very* conservative members.  It is beginning to look 
  like this is doable.  jamie
  James Love / love@tap.org / P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036
  Voice: 202/387-8030; Fax 202/234-5176
  Center for Study of Responsive Law
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