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July 16, 2014


Birth Control Legislation Blocked in Senate

Republican senators blocked legislation that would have required private employers with religious interests to pay for birth control as part of their health insurance benefits, Roll Call reports.

The Senate rejected, by a 56-43 vote, the first procedural motion to advance the bill. Sixty votes were needed to limit debate on the motion to proceed. Republican members Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted with nearly all Democrats in favor of cloture.












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