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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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To: Clump
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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To: PreciousLiberty

Throw her and Begich out. Alaska deserves better than those two Democrat hacks, even though Murkowski masquerades as a Republican at election time.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Same Triad of Three as usual


22 posted on 07/16/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by ProudChrwm
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To: smoothsailing

RE: Murkowski masquerades as a Republican at election time.

Murkowski amazingly, WON Alaska’s Senate in 2010 as a WRITE-IN candidate.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 2:15:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

All of these women are screaming for “free” contraceptives.

Where are guys supposed to go for free Viagra, ect? Unlike birth control, those ED medicines cost a small fortune - so I’ve heard. (cough)


24 posted on 07/16/2014 2:16:52 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SeekAndFind

*snort* Political theater.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: I want the USA back
So there were 56 fascists who wanted to force people to choose between their beliefs and obeying an unconstitutional law.

Apparently so. The ability of a woman to kill her unborn child with no restrictions whatsoever cannot be denied, according to them.

26 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Clump
Even if passed I’m pretty sure SCOTUS would have done the same thing, except this time on 1st Amendment grounds.

I'm not so sure about that. Remember, Scalia wrote the majority opinion in Employment Division v. Smith.

27 posted on 07/16/2014 2:21:21 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Election year games.


28 posted on 07/16/2014 2:21:40 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> 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.

IOW, they were wasting the taxpayers’ and their colleagues’ time — the SCOTUS has spoken, the Demagogic Party has lost, and the only way to “reinstate” what the court has struck down is to amend the Constitution.

Remember, they tried to do that too, in the past couple of weeks.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

A rigged election year test vote to be used in election campaigns.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: PreciousLiberty

By my reckoning, one rat voted no. Who was it?


31 posted on 07/16/2014 2:41:51 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can we please get real here. Tell what REALLY happened...Many may be surprised to learn that Hobby Lobby offered/offers contraception coverage to their employees. They just didn't want to pay for abortifacients for their employees.
32 posted on 07/16/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone betting on whether dirty harry changes the cloture rule again?


33 posted on 07/16/2014 3:06:57 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

CATHOLIC LEAGUE


FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS

Bid To Kill Religious Rights Fails


July 16, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the Senate vote held today on the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act:
 
The assault on religious liberty lost today as the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes necessary to advance this bill. While the outcome is welcome, the fact that a majority of Senators, almost all Democrats, are still bent on eviscerating the religious liberty rights of Americans is very disturbing. It seems they will stop at nothing to trample on our First Amendment freedoms.
 
The vote is being widely misreported by the media as a vote on contraception. It was not. The issue is abortion, not contraception. All four of the procedures that plaintiffs for Hobby Lobby cited in their brief involved at least the possibility that a pregnancy might be terminated; prevention and termination are not identical. Moreover, this company does not object to providing contraceptives. Ergo, attempts to override the high court's decision has nothing to do with contraception.
 
The lust for abortion is sickening, and the war on religion is equally contemptuous. Outside the Capitol today there were anti-Catholic protesters flagging their signs, "KEEP YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES." The bigots were from Code Pink, the far left-wing band of activists. But we won't look for Nancy Pelosi to condemn them, even though she loves to tout what a "devout Catholic" she is.


Phone: 212-371-3191
E-mail: pr@catholicleague.org

 


34 posted on 07/16/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

How did Susan Collins vote? ME is still for her, at least for now.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 3:17:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: smokingfrog

I wonder what percent of the American people these 56 “senators” represent? Would it be 60 percent or more? Probably


36 posted on 07/16/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: smoothsailing

I see Susan Collins failed on this issue; she knows how much ME people love abortion. Many are performed on Congress Street in Portland.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gosh. What a sad day. Now randy couples who don’t want to have kids might have to shell out for condoms from their own pocket. Fascism triumphs./s


38 posted on 07/16/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: anoldafvet

Probably Harry Reid, so he can bring it up again. Procedural maneuver.


39 posted on 07/16/2014 4:18:42 PM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: smoothsailing
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.

Traitors all!

40 posted on 07/16/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I’ll have to look at that case and see how it relates to the question presented in Hobby Lobby.
That said, I maintain that the original four who found the ACA entirely unconstitutional will all rule against it in each case where it is challenged.
I just don’t see a justice who finds the whole law repugnant actually siding with the government in any litigation surrounding the law.
We will see.


41 posted on 07/16/2014 5:13:03 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Theodore R.

RE: How did Susan Collins vote? ME is still for her, at least for now.

See Post #7 above.


42 posted on 07/16/2014 5:16:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Don’t worry Harry The Reid will bring it up over and over and over again until he gets his way

Nope..he'll have another "whack-a-mole" to stomp on next week........the scandals are coming 'fast and furious' these days. He'll put ice on it and move on (as Billy Jeff told one of his rape victims....)

43 posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:25 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: Clump

The point was to set up a “War on Women” distraction election. Try to carve out the single women who vote for Dems 10%+ more than Reps.

Abortion, rape, war on women, Republicans want to take away birth control and put you in the kitchen, etc.

Blacks. Hispanics. Gays. Unions. Single women. The young and stupid. That’s the coalition that keeps getting them elected. 65 million votes for Obama last time out.

The country is fricked.


44 posted on 07/16/2014 6:37:06 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: SeekAndFind

56 socialists voted for this POS bill.


45 posted on 07/16/2014 6:55:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Theodore R.

Many people in northern and eastern Maine call southern Maine “North Massachusetts.”

I live in Maine, can’t stand Collins, and will either do a write-in or vote third party this November.


46 posted on 07/16/2014 6:55:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SeekAndFind

hobby lobby has a plan that gives employees 80% of the potential coverages for contraception.

it’s just not enough for these baby-killing bastards. they act like the world is over b/c they only get 80% of what they want.

never forget that b/c these are the guys that say they are for reasonable solutions and compromises. they can’t compromise at 80%. futher muckers have to force 100% on people or else they scream the world is ending and all women everywhere will die.


47 posted on 07/16/2014 6:58:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I just read on Wikipedia that ME is the least-churched state in the nation. I would have thought that would have been AK and HI. Most who have an affiliation are Catholic. I’m afraid Collins is all you can hope for in ME, but I understand how you feel. Ellsworth is the fastest growing city in the state now, but I don’t know why.


48 posted on 07/16/2014 8:52:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Theodore R.

I see quite a few churches here in Maine; they’re all over the place but I’ve heard that statistic, too, about Maine being the least church-going state in the country.

Meanwhile, Maine, Florida and Georgia, per capita, have the highest number of young men and women in the military.

Catholics are a minority here.....there are far more protestant denominations and their churches than Catholic churches.

Collins will probably get back in; she said that she would only serve two terms when she first ran for the Senate, but if she is re-elected in November she will start her fourth term in January. I’m hoping out TEA party governor, Paul LePage, will get re-elected this November. It’s a three-way race with a liberal “independent” running, so I’m hopeful.

Funny you should mention Ellsworth....I live not far from there. It’s still growing, though the lousy economy has slowed or stopped much of the commercial growth since 2008. Ellsworth is the county seat of Hancock county, and the gateway to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so that probably helps it’s growth. I’ve seen heavy traffic and license plates from all over the U.S. and Canada passing through that town this time of year. The national park and the coastal areas really pack in the summer visitors.


49 posted on 07/16/2014 9:42:03 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Thanks for the insight about ME, I was geographically near you the week of July 4. Ellsworth had bumper-to-bumper traffic when I passed through there. Wikipedia said only 7 percent of ME is Protestant and 4 percent “conservative” Protestant but 28 percent Catholic. Hence a majority, non-church


50 posted on 07/17/2014 3:47:51 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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