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Congress Voted Before To Repeal Medical Device Tax

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September 28, 2013 AT 11:56 AM
Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol already have overwhelmingly rejected the medical device tax that House Republicans insist on repealing as a condition for keeping the government open. It's just that those earlier votes didn't count. Despite its unpopularity, both the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed they would not let Republicans make the tax a bargaining chip in averting a government shutdown.