BREAKING: GOP Health Care Filibuster Thwarted (UPDATED)

On a 60-39 party-line vote, Senate Democrats overcame the GOP’s filibuster of health care reform.

Now the bill will be brought to the floor for consideration. After that, the Democrats will need to marshal another 60 votes to end debate, and then 51 votes for passage.

Still trying to figure out who the 1 non-voting Republican was…

UPDATE: TPM says it was Ohio Senator George Voinovich, who previously announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010 and will therefore retire in early 2011.

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