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Mark Trahant: Senate and House do battle candidates debate

"Are you ready to rumble? There is no clearer division in American politics than the policy split between the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Senate is controlled, sort of, by Democrats, while the Republicans run the House. The Senate versus House story is an ideal topic for tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate because Joe Biden, as Vice President, is President of the Senate. And challenger Paul Ryan is House Budget Committee Chair and on that body’s leadership team.

How different are the two bodies?

The House has repealed the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – thirty-three times. The most recent action was last summer after the Supreme Court upheld the measure."

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