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Building a Bipartisan Consensus

Continuing his effort to deal with Senators and Representatives of both parties in good faith, the President met with Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine and Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska today at the White House, where they discussed the progress of health care legislation currently being crafted by the Senate.  

(President Barack Obama meets with Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska to discuss health care reform in the Oval Office, July 16, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)