Bernie SandersIn 2009 and 2010, the Finance Committee held 53 hearings, meetings, negotiations, and walkthroughs on the Affordable Care Act. That committee marked up the Affordable Care Act for 8 days. That was the longest markup in 22 years, and adopted during that process were over 10 Republican amendments. When the bill was considered on the Senate floor, the Senate spent 25 consecutive days in session on health reform–the second longest session in history.

—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–VT)

Healthcare Legislation,  Senate Floor, June 19, 2017

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