In the discussions that ensued about Senate passage of FISA, another big vote didn't get much attention: Medicare - specifically, a bill to reverse mandated cuts in doctors' reimbursement fees.
The Senate passed this bill with room to spare, overriding a second Republican filibuster. The first time it was brought to the floor, Democrats failed to get a majority and the bill was tabled. Companion legislation in the House passed by a wide margin. - more -