Bourbon Made Healthcare Medicine Go Down

Congressional Bourbon Caucus had a long meeting the night healthcare reform passed.

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In these days of Facebook and Twitter campaigning, some old-school traditions still live on in the halls of Congress. Take the healthcare vote. Kentucky Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, the cofounder of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus, reveals that his state's signature spirits played a role in passing controversial legislation. The Bourbon Caucus held an emergency meeting right after the contentious House vote, and it extended into the early morning. "We consumed an awful lot of the Kentucky product that night," he says.

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