Politics & Government

March 14, 2010

Obama's health care legacy hangs on 216 House votes

The looming vote for final passage of the historic health-care bill is the stiffest challenge House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has faced in his three-plus years as the lawmaker responsible for counting heads and ensuring passage of major legislation. "I need 216 votes to pass this bill," Clyburn told McClatchy. "All I want is 216 votes."

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