The Senate passed a historic $871 billion health care reform bill Thursday morning, handing President Obama a Christmas Eve victory on his top domestic priority.
The bill passed in a 60-39 party line vote after months of heated partisan debate. Every member of the Democratic caucus backed the measure; every Republican opposed it.
Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky — a staunch opponent of the bill — was the lone senator to miss Thursday’s vote.
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