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A key Senate committee won't vote on its compromise health care overhaul plan before the upcoming month-long August recess, giving Republicans and some conservative Democrats their desired slowdown in congressional action on President Obama's top domestic priority.

The announcement by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Montana, followed weeks of painstaking negotiations by six panel members -- three Democrats and three Republicans. It's been the only bipartisan health care legislation being crafted so far.

Under pressure from Democratic leaders to complete their work before the August break, the senators instead insisted they needed more time to come up with a proposal acceptable to both parties. Read full article »

CNN's Dana Bash, Deirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett contributed to this story

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