The Senate on Wednesday torpedoed a Democratic plan to reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing some employers to decline to provide employees insurance coverage for some forms of birth control on religious grounds.

The bill failed to get 60 votes needed to cross a procedural hurdle, as Republicans were largely united against it. Three Republican senators voted for the bill: Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. The bill had no hope of passage in the Republican-controlled House.


3 thoughts on “Senate GOP blocks bill to overturn Hobby Lobby ruling

  1. A sad state of affairs. Democrats in the Senate are such a disappointment. You’d think they’d be jumping all over this. I hate to use the word “spineless,” but what else can I say?


    • I’m sorry- I read the article wrong. The Republicans are the ones who blocked this bill, while the Dems were all for it. This is another reason why people who care about these issues need to VOTE!! Republicans are only making things worse on almost every important issue in this country. They block the good legislation and back the worst ones.


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