Skip to comments.Senate overcomes filibuster, votes to open debate on gun bill
Posted on 04/11/2013 8:54:36 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
2 minutes ago Senate overcomes filibuster, votes to open debate on gun bill Posted by CNN's Tom Cohen
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to overcome a Republican-led filibuster against tougher gun laws, clearing the way for a major congressional debate on a package of proposals sought by President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre.
The procedural vote followed a breakthrough by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania,
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“it doesnt matter what the senate does. this is DOA in the house.”
You have any links to support that? These people are not as stupid as you may think.
I have no hope in regards to the Senate.
I have no hope in regards to John Boehner. Kicking the can is what brought us any number of continuing resolutions to fund the government, debt ceiling increases, cavings on taxes and God knows what else that we don’t even know about in Federal law.
Hold the damn line for once. Sorry for the rant.
“Both of my POS RINO Senators from Georgia voted for this. Georgia can do so much better.”
I really hate to use these words, but . . . Yes. We. Can.
I wouldn’t bet a Confederate dollar on that.
Boehner hasn’t got the balls to stop it.
I'm not your web tutor. if you aren't capable of getting this straight in your head, it's just not my problem. and by the way, you are not the final arbiter on "these people's" intelligence.
The republican Senate Minority Leader sure knows how to deliver the vote, doesn’t he?
Too bad it’s usually delivered to the opposition.
I head someone on Levin the other night, that Obama has 10 or are we down to 9 weeks before the next House and Senate Vacay, and that kicks-off the 2014 Election Season, after that nothing will get done....
Let him run his Bolshevik Bills in the Senate only to Die in the House...
We need to run out the Clock People....
Heller won’t be in office next time around if my vote has anything to do with it!
Toomey has just told the conservatives of Pa that he wants to join Santorum on the rubber chicken circuit.
I wrote my senator, Burr, telling him what I think about his vote.
However, after thinking about it, I wonder if this could actually help the repubs on election day.
Dems will have to expose their position, as will repubs, one way or the other.
Dims who vote against the gun control bills will lose the liberal voters and but if they don’t vote against gun control, they will lose their office in any state other than the stupid states.
Repubs will be afraid to vote for it except for the few stupid rinos.
Killing the bill before it went to the floor would have allowed all of the secret traitors to duck the extreme pressure and the next few weeks under the microscope that they will now have to endure. It would have encouraged the back door secret deals that we have witnessed so often recently.
So will it help the conservatives?
I don’t know, but I propose the question.
McCain-Feingold was supposed to be struck down by the Supreme Court, too. So was Obamacare.
Never assume. This needed to be stopped NOW. We have been sold out and every Republican who voted cloture needs to be primaried and lose their job.
It does matter, the Senate will vote on that UN anti-gun treaty.
Now we know who stands with America on that piece of garbage.
Unless they know the “fix”is in....
The GOP lets the Dems set the agenda and then compromises. Every single time its a step closer to big govt utopia of the leftists.
Senate detours debt problems.Now kids keep your eyes on the left hand..............
we don’t have a 30-odd seat advantage in the SCOTUS. I’m not assuming anything, I’m simply applying common sense.