Sunday, Dec 20th, 2009
The Senate passed a $636 million defense spending bill Saturday by an 88-10 vote.
Debate on the bill wrapped up Friday, setting the stage for the unusual Saturday morning final vote on the measure.
The Senate voted 63-33 Friday morning to end debate on the measure — three votes more than required to break a GOP filibuster.
Under Senate rules, 30 hours must pass before final passage, which would in turn allow the chamber to resume consideration of the politically contentious health care bill.
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This article was posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 5:23 am