By a vote of 219 to 212, Congress approved the healthcare reform bill, sending it to Obama to sign into law.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
By a vote of 219 to 212, Congress approved the healthcare reform bill in a dramatic late Sunday night turn of events, capping a 13-month fight. Democrats in the House of Representatives overcame skeptics to pass the sweeping bill, marking the biggest changes in the program in decades. Obama praised the passage in a press conference in the East Room of the White House, saying "This is what change looks like," but he cautioned that there is more work to come. See the New York Times for more details.