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Vern Buchanan's day in the Sunshine



Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, introduced a measure today to force a vote on a resolution demanding open negotiations over the health care bill.

It could be futile -- closed-door discussions are winding down -- but he's making a symbolic point about a critical issue. Buchanan needs 218 House members to sign on to force a vote on the resolution. As of this afternoon, he had 86. Below, he speaks at a news conference and pays tribute to Florida's open meeting law.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:14pm]


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