Senate exceeds 60 ‘yes’ votes on cloture; Debate halted on continuing resolution

There were many Republicans in the Senate who voted “yes” on the continuing resolution, which is essentially a vote against defunding Obamacare. Exceeding 60 votes means there will be no more debate on the spending bill.

Having gotten the 60 votes means that Harry Reid will now only need a simple majority of votes in order to put the funding for Obamacare back into the spending bill.

We will have updates as the story develops.

Updates:

Final vote was 79-19.

The 19 who voted “no”:

Twenty-seven Republicans voted for cloture and against defunding Obamacare:

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