60 votes were needed to waive the budget rule but 41 of 45 Republicans voted against it, effectively killing the bill. The measure, sponsored by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), collapsed after failing to garner enough Republican votes to waive the VA spending cap established in a budget deal Congress and President Obama approved in December. Sanders’s office estimated that the VA legislation would have cost $20 billion over 10 years.
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Senate File 471 was approved 32-19 sending it to the Iowa House where it faces an uncertain future. All 29 Republicans voted for the ban and they were joined by two Democrats and one independent. A similar bill did not advance in the House earlier ...and more