U.S. Senate Rejects Attempt To Repeal Health Care Law
The attempt by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been rejected along party lines, 51-47.
Every Republican supported repeal, while every Democrat who voted opposed repeal. The vote was called at 6:23 p.m., with Sen. Michael Bennet in the chair. Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Mark Warner, D-Va, missed the vote.
The repeal needed 60 votes to advance past a so-called budget point of order in the Senate, something that was never likely to happen, given the Democrats’ majority in the upper chamber of Congress.Click here for reuse options!
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