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Kennedy's voice missed in health debate
Progress in Congress slows on crucial bill
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Brain cancer; Senators; Health care policy
Author: Wangsness, Lisa||||||Milligan, Susan
Date: Jul 11, 2009
Start Page: A.1
Section: National
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[...] the center of power in formulating a bipartisan compromise is Senator Max Baucus, the chairman of the Finance Committee and the most important force in Congress in shaping legislation that could get some Republican support. The even-tempered Montanan is conducting painstaking, closed-door negotiations with a group that has become known as the "coalition of the willing" - four Republicans (Senators Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine) and two other Democrats (Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad of North Dakota).

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