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Healthcare 'vote-a-rama': Senate to decide on dozens of proposals – live

7.55pm BST

The vote is just about final on single payer. All but four Democrats voted present on the bill. The exceptions are all comparative moderates up for re-election in 2018 in states that Donald Trump won: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted no on the bill.

This was the first amendment offered solely for political gamesmanship today but by no means will it be the last.

7.47pm BST

The vote on single payer is happening now and senators seem to be having fun with it.

Senators clearly enjoying this single payer vote. “I’ve gotta think about this!” shouts Murkowski, before voting no

McCaskill, Gillibrand, & Stabenow gang up on Daines. “This is what’s called a trick!” McCaskill says, adding she would vote yes if he does

Sanders walked up to Graham and appeared to jokingly try to push him back to change his vote to yes

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