Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and his opposite number, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), congratulated themselves and their colleagues on approving the first bipartisan health bill in seven years. (File photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Are pigs flying? Did hell freeze over? Because a bipartisan bill is on its way to the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Indeed, members of both parties on the Senate Appropriations Committee lauded a health spending measure that was approved by the panel earlier this week.

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