Democrats reject GOP effort to undo health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats turned back a Republican attempt to undo House passage of historic legislation Sunday night that
extends health care to millions of Americans.

The vote was 232-199 against the GOP effort.

Republicans tried a procedural move to redo the bill moments after the House had passed it by a vote of 219-212. Republicans argued the legislation would permit the use of federal money to pay for abortions.

Earlier in the day President Barack Obama issued an executive order pledging that no federal funds would be used for elective abortion. The measure satisfied key anti-abortion Democrats and assured passage of the bill.

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