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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tonight's Senate Vote

“The President is gratified that the Senate has acted to begin consideration of health insurance reform legislation. Tonight’s  historic vote brings us one step closer to ending insurance company abuses, reining in spiraling health care costs, providing stability and security to those with health insurance, and extending quality health coverage to those who lack it. The President looks forward to a thorough and productive debate.”