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House Votes On Health Care Reform Legislation

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) carries the gavel that was used when Medicare was passed while marching with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (2L), Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (L), Rep. John Larson (2R) (D-CT), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and other members of the Democratic Caucus from the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Captiol for the health care reform vote on March 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he was confident that the Democrats have the necessary 216 votes to pass landmark health care reform legislation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)