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Photo of the Day: Senate Pages Deliver Defeated Health Care Bill to Archives

Senate GOP repeal effort went down in dramatic vote

Senate pages ride the subway on Friday with copies of the defeated Republican health care bill, on their way to the Senate document room. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

To the archives they go.

A group of Senate pages were spotted riding the Capitol subway system Friday with copies of the Republican legislation that was defeated during the party’s attempt to repeal parts of the 2010 health care law. The pages — high school students who spend a semester in Washington, D.C. — were delivering the copies of the bill to the Senate document room.

Early Friday morning, the chamber defeated a “skinny” repeal bill, 49-51, that was the GOP’s attempt to pass a health care measure to eventually conference with the House. GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John McCain of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined all 48 Democrats and independents to reject the bill.

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