WASHINGTON -- Health care reform legislation continued its tortured progress through Congress last week, with almost no discernable movement in either the House or Senate tax-writing committees.

If media coverage is any indication, the biggest news of the week came on Thursday during the House Ways and Means Committee's drafting session. That day marked the debut of Acting Chairman Sam Gibbons, D-Fla. Gibbons took over from Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-III., when Rostenkowski was indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges May 31.

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