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U.S. House leaders: healthcare bill will pass

WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - Democrats will have enough votes to pass healthcare reform legislation later on Sunday, U.S. House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer told NBC's "Meet the Press." Asked whether Democrats have the 216 votes needed to pass the bill in the House, Representative John Larson, who heads the House Democratic Caucus, told CNN's State of the Union show, "We've got the votes." Keywords: USA HEALTHCARE/LEADERSHIP (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Reuters Messaging: susan.heavey.reuters.com@reuters.net, Phone: 202-354-5848) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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