The final vote on health care reform came just moments ago. The House approved "fixes" to the legislation by a vote of 220 to 207.
The measure returned to the House tonight after the Senate made two minor changes involving student loan funding, but those changes did not impact the law Pres. Obama signed into law on Tuesday.
The reconciliation bill now goes to Pres. Obama for his signature.
The President focused on health care reform in a speech today.
"This is the reform that some folks in Washington are still hollering about, still shouting about. Now that they passed it, now that we passed it they're already promising to repeal it. They're actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November, you've been hearing that. And my attitude is: go for it!," Mr. Obama told the crowd at the University of Iowa.
That's not the only tough talk on the subject. There are also reports of death threats and vandalism - a vast majority targeting Democrats.
Some new developments involving Dems:
– Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum said she received an opened condom with a vulgar message.
– New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's district office became a crime scene after someone sent an envelope containing white powder and a threatening note.
– The FBI joined an investigation of threats to New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, who had a brick thrown through her district office and a voicemail that she says mentioned "well-trained snipers."
But today two Republicans also reported trouble. GOP Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida released a statement saying she received a voicemail from an unidentified person stating that people "are going to make sure that this b-- does not live to see her next term." Meantime, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said someone fired a bullet through a window at his old campaign office in Richmond, Virginia. Cantor then accused Democrats of using the threats for political gain. We're keeping them honest.
We'll also wrap up our special series "Kids in Peril: Obesity in America" with a big 360 interview with celebrity chef and best-selling author Jamie Oliver. He's on a special mission to make sure children eat healthy foods. See what he discovered and what you can do to help your children.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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