We fought the good fight; we just
didn' t win," Boehner told a radio
station in his home state of Ohio.
The Democratically Senate passed
with '?? Republicans joining the 54-
member Democratic caucus in
supporting it. (needs to be checked)
Both chambers had to take special
steps to get the legislation passed
that quickly, raising concerns that
tea party conservatives led by Sen.
Ted Cruz of Texas would block or
delay it in a final effort to include
provisions intended to harm
Obama' s signature health care