After 1 a.m. this morning, as the Senate considers a slew of Republican amendments — many “poison pills” — to the House’s health care reconciliation “fixes,” Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) had his anti-LGBT, anti-federalist amendment considered.
The amendment would have stopped marriage equality in the District until a popular vote on the matter could be held.
By a little past 1:30 this morning, however, the amendment was defeated. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), presiding over the late-night session, announced the roll call vote: 36-59.
At least one Republican, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) was reported by the clerk to have voted no on the amendment. [A second Republican, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), also voted against the amendment.]
The entire process of considering all these amendments — deemed #votearama on Twitter — is being detailed by CAP’s @wonkroom.
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