Just One GOP Senator Voted To Block Legislation Cutting Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote for a defeated amendment on Tuesday that would have prevented the Senate from adopting legislation cutting Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

The amendment, which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced as an attachment to a budget resolution laying out rules for repealing Obamacare, failed to clear a 60-vote threshold needed for adoption.

Had it passed, Sanders’ amendment would have created a technical hurdle, or “point of order,” blocking legislation to enable the three programs to be cut. Also on Tuesday, Sanders released a list outlining...
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