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Beds Are Ready for Senate’s Long Night on Health Care

Votes are expected to go into the early hours of Friday

A Capitol employee pushes a bed past the Senate chamber toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suite of offices in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A Capitol employee pushes a bed past the Senate chamber toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suite of offices in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The cots are out in the Capitol.

Ahead of the Senate’s expected vote-a-rama on health care legislation late into the night, a Capitol employee was seen Thursday wheeling a bed toward the majority leader’s offices.

The Senate is currently debating an overhaul to the 2010 health care law. Sometime in the evening, the chamber will move to a series of votes on amendments called a vote-a-rama that could culminate in a final vote on the tweaked bill. Stay tuned to RollCall.com for ongoing updates on the day’s — and night’s — events.

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