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Abortion divides Nelson and LeMieux



The U.S. Senate took on a widening controversy amid the health care debate today by killing a proposal to tighten abortion funding under the bill. Florida's senators followed the party line, with Democrat Bill Nelson joining the majority to table the amendment and George LeMieux in the minority.

Roll call here and background here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:09pm]


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