Final Health Care Cloture Vote Passes
by Nathan Empsall, Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 11:58:36 AM EST
As I wrote the below piece explaining my support for the ugly Senate bill, it passed its final cloture vote 60-39. (Republican Jim Bunning did not vote.) Now we only need 50. I hope Bernie Sanders and Russ Feingold vote against it to make a statement at 7am tomorrow, but I am sure - and grateful - that it will pass. It doesn't deserve the resounding endorsement of a 60 vote passage, but I do believe it deserves passage.