Defying Bush veto threat, House passes drug price bill

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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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