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Senate Bill to Nullify Hobby Lobby Decision Fails: Legislation Falls Four Votes Short of 60
Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/16/2014 | By KRISTINA PETERSON

Posted on 07/16/2014 1:26:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 07/16/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats' effort to push back against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision stalled Wednesday when their bill to restore employers' responsibility to provide contraception coverage under the health law was defeated on a procedural vote.

In a 56-43 vote, which was largely along party lines, Democrats came up short of the 60 votes needed to advance their legislation. It sought to prevent companies from relying on a religious-freedom law to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act's requirement to cover all forms of contraception approved by the government without charging workers a copayment.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: hobbylobby; nullification; scotus; senate
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1 posted on 07/16/2014 1:26:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I assume if it passed the senate it would have got stopped in the house, correct?


2 posted on 07/16/2014 1:32:45 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who was the RINO who went along with the Rats?


3 posted on 07/16/2014 1:33:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Vaquero

If a bill has passed in BOTH the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government (Assuming Obama will enforce it, which in the case of Hobby Lobby, he certainly will IF PASSED ).


4 posted on 07/16/2014 1:34:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So glad the senate has so much time to spend on frivolous legislation that obviously wasn’t going anywhere. I guess such matters as dealing with the invasion of illegals don’t matter.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind
Three Republicans supported the bill: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mark Kirk of Illinois.

AKA, Evil Supporters of the Democrat Death Cult.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 1:35:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Blood of Tyrants

RE: Who was the RINO who went along with the Rats?

Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), and Mark Kirk (Illinois) voted to advance the bill,


7 posted on 07/16/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vaquero

The house couldn’t be that stupid, it would pass such a measure.

On the other hand...


8 posted on 07/16/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently three RINO Senators don’t believe in the freedom of religion.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 1:36:51 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Three Republicans supported the bill: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mark Kirk of Illinois.

AKA, Evil Supporters of the Democrat Death Cult.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 1:37:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind

Even if passed I’m pretty sure SCOTUS would have done the same thing, except this time on 1st Amendment grounds.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 1:37:58 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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Even if passed I’m pretty sure SCOTUS would have done the same thing, except this time on 1st Amendment grounds.

What, in three years, after grinding through the court system?

HF

12 posted on 07/16/2014 1:40:43 PM PDT by holden
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To: SeekAndFind
HEY HARRY REID, NO CIGAR FOR YOU SON.
13 posted on 07/16/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: Vaquero

Not if Hairy “Deems” it passed.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 1:54:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry Harry The Reid will bring it up over and over and over again until he gets his way


15 posted on 07/16/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s certainly a shame that Murkowski was elected in AK. I hope they throw her out of office in a few years.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: SeekAndFind

So there were 56 fascists who wanted to force people to choose between their beliefs and their jobs.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 2:01:02 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: holden

Yes. I didn’t say it was ideal.
SCOTUS should have just gone ahead and struck it down on RIFRA and 1st Amendment grounds.
But they are modest when they do the right thing.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

The bill might have failed but it undoubtedly won some liberal senators some political brownie points in an election year.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 2:03:35 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

The house. THIS HOUSE would not pass this.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 2:06:28 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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