Defying Bush veto threat, House passes drug price bill

The House of Representatives approved legislation Friday that would require the government to negotiate with drug companies to lower the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare patients. Despite a threat of a veto from President Bush, Democrats used their majority status to push the vote through during the first 100 hours of the new Congress. The vote was 255-170.
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