The Senate Wednesday failed to get enough support for its reversal plan of the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling that will allow some employers to decline providing insurance coverage for some forms of birth control based on religious grounds.
The senate voted 56-43 with one abstention, lacking the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and place a time limit on consideration of the bill, as the vote largely went down party lines. There were, however, three Republican senators who voted for the bill: Illinois Mark Kirk, Alaskas Lisa Murkowski and Maines Susan Collins.
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