Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP)

Man and Woman Walking in Blue Suits

This week, the Senate HELP committee continued to mark up a draft health care overhaul bill drafted by its chairman, Sen. Edward Kennedy.

On Wednesday, the HELP committee adopted 20 amendments to the bill that were considered noncontroversial. The amendments were adopted by voice vote.

Sen. Christopher Dodd, who is leading the markup while Kennedy is being treated for brain cancer at home in Massachusetts, said the committee has adopted 240 amendments to the bill thus far.