Govt. Negotiation Amendment Would Have Put Some Dems In Tight Spot

By John Wilkerson / August 11, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Senators voted on budget amendments until around 4 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 11), but they didn’t take up Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) amendment to let Medicare negotiate drug prices, which would have offered insight into where some Democrats stand on that policy. Typically, the so-called vote-a-rama is a chance for the minority to embarrass the majority, but in the case of the Medicare negotiation amendment, Democrats might have forced some of their own to take a difficult vote. Bennet filed the...

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