Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two area Republican senators defect on first Obamacare repeal vote, amendment fails 57-43

The first amendment to the Republican Health Care Plan was defeated by a 57-43 vote earlier this evening with two area Republican Senators, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, among nine who joined with the 46 Democrats and two independents to provide the final margin.

Other Republicans voting with the majority were Susan Collins, Maine; Bob Corker, Tennessee; Lindsey Graham, South Carolina; Dean Heller, Nevada; Mike Lee, Utah; Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Rand Paul, Kentucky.

Missouri's Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill, also voted against the amendment.

Area senators voting for the amendment were Republicans Roy Blunt of Missouri, John Boozman of Arkansas, Pat Roberts of Kansas, and James Inhofe and James Lankford of Oklahoma.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, as you were not looking, Congress passed a bill to strip class action and open arbitration for people when they have a complaint against banks. Banks now have a license to steal from you and you are on your own. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Sneaky bastards aren't they. Damn it!