ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 24, 2009
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(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The historic Senate health care vote examined; scenes shown from the Senate of Vice President Joe Biden reading the vote that went on party lines; details given of the bill's tenets, requirements & costs. [Senators Charles SCHUMER, John ENSIGN - offer differing opinions on the legislation.] [President OBAMA - says we are poised to deliver on meaningful health insurance reform.] The lack of a margin of error for passage of a combined bill discussed.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The crucial vote from 92-year-old Senator Robert Byrd noted; scenes shown of Byrd. [BYRD - says he does his duty.] [May 2008, BYRD - weeps for Senator Edward Kennedy.]
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