Politics

Twenty-seven hours of committee debate, in photos

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Representatives Tony Cardenas (left) and Raul Ruiz.
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Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee completed a a marathon session of debate over the House GOP health care law Thursday. The committee convened Wednesday morning and wrapped up after a whopping 27 hours.

Here’s what that looks like, in photos:

Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee gestured while attending the committee's meeting considering amendments.
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Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee gestured while attending the committee's meeting considering amendments.

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) stifles a yawn during a House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up hearing for the American Health Care Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 9, 2017. The key House Ways and Means Committee approved the legislation at 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, rejecting a number of Democratic amendments and doing little to change the bill. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
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Representative Brett Guthrie stifled a yawn.

Representative Greg Walden made a point after he and panel members worked through the night.
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Representative Greg Walden made a point after he and panel members worked through the night.
Representative Tony Cardenas stretched while members of the committee argued.
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Representative Tony Cardenas stretched while members of the committee argued.

House Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., right, and members of the committee argue the details of the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill after working through the night, Thursday, March 9, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III and other members of the committee listened to arguments.

House Energy and Commerce Committee member, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., center, is flanked by fellow committee members, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., left, and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., right, worked through the night to argue the details of the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill, Thursday, March 9, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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House Energy and Commerce Committee member Ben Ray Lujan was flanked by fellow committee members during the marathon session.