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Obamacare Repeal Fails in Senate

6:47 PM, Feb 2, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The Hill reports:

The Senate on Wednesday voted down a repeal of President Obama’s healthcare law in a 47-51 party-line vote.

The vote came two weeks to the day the Republican House voted 245-189 to repeal the law, and just days after a federal judge ruled Obama’s signature legislative achievement is unconstitutional.

The Senate voted to remove the health care law's 1099 IRS form requirement for employers by an amendment offered by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D, Mich.). Stabenow's amendment was nearly identical to one offered (but not voted on) by Sen. Mike Johanns (R, Neb.).

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