Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Democrats kill GOP attempt to cut AIDS bill

Now that Democrats have stopped the Republican filibuster of the HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis bill, Republicans are trying Plan B, which is to scuttle the bill with all manner of Christmas tree amendments.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) proposed substantially limiting the bill's geographic reach. His amendment was slapped down, 70-24.

Of the 48 Democrats who voted, 48 (100%) voted "yes" on the motion to table this pernicious amendment. Of the 46 Republicans who voted, 22 (48%) voted "yes".

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