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After health care vote, members turn to earmark requests

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A day after Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life objections to the bill to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, [Begin new:]On Monday, March 22, House members turned from the contentious vote on the trillion dollar national health insurance reform to focus on more mundane matters--like requesting $84,400 for local geriatric health care education programs.

That was one of more than 170 earmarks requested by Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., one of 11 lawmakers who were closely targeted by the Democratic ...

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