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Kaine: I think Alexander-Murray will pass

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told Axios' Mike Allen Wednesday that he predicts the bipartisan Alexander-Murray health care bill "will pass as some part of a must-pass piece of legislation," but not as a stand-alone bill. Kaine said he expects it will move forward with the federal spending bill in December.

His bottom line: Kaine admitted that anything modest that's bipartisan on health care "will be a good sign" to the American people.