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House leaders push toward health vote by Easter
San Francisco Chronicle

House Democratic leaders are pushing to finish far-reaching health legislation and hold a climactic vote in the next three weeks, aiming to overcome reluctance from the rank-and-file lawmakers while answering President Barack Obama’s challenge for swift action.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday that Democrats would like to get a final vote by Congress’ Easter break, which begins March 29. But Hoyer also said “the world doesn’t fall apart” if that timeline isn’t met — a nod to the many blown deadlines that have characterized the health overhaul effort so far.