Baldwin Measure To Nullify Short-Term Plans Fails In Senate Despite Collins’ Support

October 10, 2018
A Democratic resolution to overturn the Trump administration’s rule expanding the duration of short-term health plans failed in the Senate on Wednesday (Oct. 10), despite Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) vote to support the effort. The largely symbolic resolution, filed under the Congressional Review Act, resulted in a 50-50 tie. It needed a simple majority to pass. The vice president isn’t required to break a tie in the case of a 50-50 vote on Congressional Review Act discharge petitions. Sen. Tammy...

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