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.


Final vote was 79-19.

The 19 who voted “no”:

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

  • Rory Oldham

    We need a list of the (R) Senators who not only voted for cloture but who also waited to vote until after the 60 vote threshold was reached.

    • FybrOptx

      Only the ones who were “undecided” that waited to vote after the 60 vote threshold was reached are necessary. Our Senators apparently came after that but they were already publicly against it.


        The Continuing Resolution will go back to the House & the Republicans will force President BOBO to delay BOBOcare for the year just like he did for businesses & when Republicans take back the Senate in 2014 we will defund it !!!! BOBO can’t really believe that you can give over 1,200 waivers & God only knows how much subsudies to some & think the rest of WE THE PEOPLE will foot the bill, AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN FLEEBAGGERS !!!

        This RAClST law BOBOcare is done, it just doesn’t know it yet & on top of it all the law is RAClST !!! Who do you all think is going to pay for this MONSTROSITY of a law & those 30 MILLION NEW FREELOADING FLEEBAGGERS who are going to get free doctor visits & care on our dime, WHITES will have to foot the bill of course !!! Last I checked people that is RAClSM against whites, plain & simple !!! If BOBO wanted to fix anything he should have fixed the 15% who didn’t have health insurance for whatever reason & left the 85% who have coverage & left them alone !! This was just another link in the chain of the RAClST BOBO machine that is BOBO biggest pet project to date, REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, plain & simple !!!

        • CalebDC9

          Who do you think pays for these folks now when they need medical care and can’t pay for it?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The hospital writes off the cost and turns it over to collections…the same as what will happen when the people who can’t afford the Obmacare premiums show up at the hospital for treatment.

          • IMPEACH_BOBO

            NO you’re wrong, people right now who can’t afford BOBOcare will get a subsidy on the taxpayers dollar, that is where the problem is !!! These same people who can’t afford it will now get regular doctor visits, free medication, but now on our dime, where before this RAClST law was passed they stayed in the shadows !!! We can’t afford to pay for these FREELOADERS healthcare too, especially right now when the middle class is struggling to make ends meet & paying exorbitant rates for their own healthcare !! Now the government is looking to these same people to foot the bill for this RAClST BOBOcare debacle of a law, NO THANKS FLEEBAGGERS !!!!!

            Then you still have the problem with ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT INVADERS who will still go to the emergency & also get free healthcare, on our dime of course, because they are not citizens of the U.S. & can skirt the law, THATS INSANE !!!!!! BOBOcare is going to be delayed first & then defunded because WE THE PEOPLE refuse to pay for something that Congress, over 1,200 businesses, unions, etc. will get a subsudy or waivers for while the rest of us will have to pay the bill for ourselves & all these subsidies, AGAIN NO THANKS FLEEBAGGERS !!!

            This sounds to me like just another way around BOBO’s failed policy of REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH he couldn’t get thru Congress, NO THANKS FLEEBAGGERS !!!!!!!!! This RAClST law is going to self implode & I for one say good riddance to it !!!

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The subject under discussion was the hospital, not the patients. Reading really IS fundamental.

    • Steve Fischer

      yes, that is exactly what I am looking for… As a conservative, I will be doing everything in my power to see that all Republicans who voted yes on the CR will fail in their attempt to get re-elected, and I am asking that ALL conservatives join me in this effort.

    • Paul Hackett

      Yep, they need to go, like McConnell

    • matman13

      Below are the 25 Republicans that voted for cloture. Flake and Hatch did not vote. These same 25 joined the 19 who voted against cloture to vote against the final passage, when it no longer mattered because it only required a simple majority to pass. These 25 turncoats own ObamaCare.

      Lamar Alexander, TN
      Kelly Ayotte, NH
      John Barasso, WY
      Roy Blunt, MO
      John Boozman, AR
      Richard Burr, NC
      Saxby Chambliss, GA (Retiring)
      Jeff Chiesa, NJ
      Dan Coats, IN
      Tom Coburn, OK
      Thad Cochran, MS
      Susan Collins, ME
      Bob Corker, TN
      John Cornyn, TX
      Deb Fischer, NE
      Lindsey Graham, SC
      John Hoeven, ND
      Johnny Isakson, GA
      Mike Johanns, NE
      Ron Johnson, WI
      Mark Kirk, IL
      John McCain, AZ
      Mitch McConnel, KY
      Lisa Murkowski, AK
      John Thune, SD
      Roger Wicker, MS

      • Richard Wayne

        Not sure when Burr became an establishment type. Couldn’t believe how nasty he was over all this.

        Here is to voting for his primary challenger…

        • Ben Bollman

          The RINOs are coming out of the woodwork.

        • cltcat

          Yep, we’re ready to press the eject button here in his district.

      • Jack Deth

        Memo to the 26 turncoats who thought your vote would buy you some love in the media.

        It won’t.

        The media is adversarial. And it’s Open Season on ANY politician with an “R” next to his or her name… Just because.

        In other words. Another day that ends in “Y”. But we, the voters you just took a dump on WILL remember! And act accordingly in 2014.

      • algonquinmatt

        thanks for the list. i’ve already called Mark Kirk’s offices and left my comments of disgust.. not that i really expected anything different from him, but i always hope that my senator will see things the same way as my neighbors do.

      • zmortis

        The good news is that none of these jerks are my Senator. The bad news is my Senators are Rockefeller and Manchin.

      • walterc

        I need to know when Enzi voted. I’m guessing it was after the 60 threshold was reached since he’s up for re-election next year and trying to re-establish his Conservative ratings for a primary run against Liz Cheney.

      • Wallaby2012

        Bu bye, John Cornyn.
        Hope there is a conservative primary challenger out there for you!

      • Ccoop2

        Link please?

      • barbie

        Thank you for these manes. These names will not have the SEN. before their names in just a few months from now.
        We voted them in to do what the American people wanted needed prayed for and instead they
        betrayed us. They better get their resume typed up. I believe beyond a
        drought that the same American that voted them in will vote them out
        without any hesitation. By by you Benedict Arnold’s.

      • ForTheRepublicOfDave

        We’ll be sure to primary Coburn. He couldn’t hold a candle to Inhof.

      • Seriously, no seriously…

        unfortunately I have McCain (yeah we don’t like him either) and the guy who didn’t vote, Flake (who gets a pass on this issue only because he was at his son’s wedding)

      • KayGee

        And yet we’re still only seeing a spaghetti mess of angry words flying around the right-wing blogs about these so-called RINOs. Talk is cheap, now who’s got the balls for some recalls?

        • TexSizzle

          If we had recall at the Federal level., maybe the RINO senators would pretend to be conservative for the full six-year term instead of just the 18 months leading up to their re-election attempt.

          Mr. Cornyn has just lost a large amount of support in Texas. I attempted to call his office again this evening to let him know how disappointed I am with his vote against his constituents, but his voice mailbox is full, probably from others equally disappointed with him.

      • mary kile

        John Cornyn is done in Texas.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Yup – I’ll be donating to and voting for his opponent.

      • Ed Marko

        Makes you wonder if they committed political suicide. Only an election will tell. I hope the Tea Party primaries each and every one of these rino’s who stand to line their own pockets instead of doing what WE hired them to do!

    • Red Fred

      John Boozman (R) from Arkansas voted for cloture.

    • Patricia Hutchins Brown

      We sure do!

  • Cy

    It was always going to happen, still doesn’t make me any less disgusted with the supposed Republicans that voted for it. I really hate the two party system in this country sometimes. Especially when it’s more like a one party system with Democrats getting whatever they want.

  • ConservativeThinker

    Just remember who is voting yes, and target them for removal from office.. Whether republican or democrat. Just vote them out. I bet most of them are the established – well feed – well funded – not in touch RINOs and liberals. Having been in the Government hyperbole way to long… <– holding Liberals to the fire for the hate they show…

  • TJ

    It still has to go back to the House to vote, as now the bill will not be the same as the one the house voted for. That is where the really battle is. It is sad that even in area of the battle field where your side control is the area you might lose as your side gives up and surrenders.

  • Conservative Warrior

    Today separated the Conservative Freedom Warriors from the RINO Weasels of the Republican party. We now have a target of who to defeat should these snakes decide to run for their senate seat again and make no mistake, we will recruit and support ANYONE who runs against any of you losers.

  • Brandt

    How can Cruz expect House R’s to hold the line when he could only convince 18 Senate R’s to vote with him?

    • Conservative Warrior

      Oh please.. stow it. Ted Cruz has nothing to do why the establishment elite voted with the liberals. These scum don’t care about representing the people and have an air of entitlement as though their position is owed to them and they don’t owe anyone a damn thing.

    • JDStomper

      They (the House) did hold the line, they defunded O-care. Now that it has to go to a joint committee is when they need to buckle down again, both houses. LIB

    • Jack Deth

      It’s going to be fun watching your head explode when the CR bill with de-funding Obamacare stripped out, goes back to the House.


      Ted Cruz has created a political Moebius Loop!

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        Strip it out again… and again… and again… Shut down the government as long as needed.

        • Jack Deth

          Works for me.

          I’ve survived a few government shut downs and the sky didn’t fall, the world didn’t end. And the much heralded “Revolution” du jour never happened.

          • Unicorns and Rainbows

            Same here. Been through several. Big deal.
            Nothing happened except they stopped wasting my money for a few days.

        • Slam1263

          But, but, but, just LOOK at the damage the sequester ahs wrought!!!
          Oh. Wait.

      • Brandt

        Until a Republican takes the White House, there is a 0.0% chance of Obamacare being defunded. In the meantime, we’ve got a nice little circular firing squad underway. If I didn’t know better, I’d think Ted Cruz was an Obama plant.

        Thank you, Twitchy, for encouraging the 2016 return of Republican A-Teamers like Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin!

        • Jack Deth

          The Democrats lose the Senate. The Republicans add seats to the House in 2014. Obama becomes a lame duck president with annual budgets Obama signs off on. Or not.

          And quarterly bills going through the House and Senate demanding the de funding or repeal of Obama Care. Then Obama is finally presented with some very timely decisions.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son……

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Until a Republican takes the White House, there is a 0.0% chance of Obamacare being defunded.

          Then it goes around and around the gov’t is shut down due to the refusal of Democrats to compromise.

          In the meantime, we’ve got a nice little circular firing squad underway.

          Hardly…although I’m unsurprised that you think that to be the case. What *has* happened is that 27 turncoat Senators have self-identified themselves to their constituents.

  • steveegg

    Instant reax:
    – El Partido Republicano Legado is the official successor to the GOP, and really should follow the example set by their blueprint, Mexico’s PRI, by applying for membership in Socialist International.
    – Conservatives are now officially the minority of the minority. At least we know where we stand now.

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      No, we’re the over-60% SUPERMAJORITY. It’s just, our Sens. didn’t LISTEN.

      • steveegg

        We need to start acting like it then. The “minority of the minority” comment refers to our status in Congress.

        • David Raineri-Maldonado

          “The ‘minority of the minority’ comment refers to our status in Congress.” PROVE your comment said that!

          • steveegg

            Reading comprehension sure does not appear to be your strong suit. My words stand as they are.
            BTW, conservatism at its heyday was at best 55% of the populace, and every time someone drops off the tax rolls, goes onto the welfare rolls, rent-seeks from Big Government, or accepts alternative lifestyles as “The New Normal”, the number drops even further.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            “Reading comprehension sure does not appear to be your strong suit.”I have an award from Westover High School, 277 Bonanza Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28303 ( from 2010 wanting a word with you.”BTW, conservatism at its heyday was at best 55% of the populace, and every time someone drops off the tax rolls, goes onto the welfare rolls, rent-seeks from Big Government, or accepts alternative lifestyles as “The New Normal”, the number drops even further.” ANY PROOF for any of these statements.

  • Joe W.

    Time for a 3rd party, folks. We could call it the “Conservative Party”, since there is currently no party representing conservatives. Palin / Cruz—2016

    • The Penguin “robots suck”

      My thoughts exactly. Suggested the same thing a little while back.

    • Richard Wayne

      Either that or we just join the democrats and vote out the crazies…

    • rmnixondeceased

      Please read my latest post:

      • The Penguin “robots suck”

        Very interesting read. And I see DVD (down-vote douche) is making his/her/it’s rounds…again.

        • rmnixondeceased

          Thank you very much … the DVDs don’t bother me, they are exercising their 1st amendment rights.

          • The Penguin “robots suck”

            Yup. Which is fine. I just like to point out the cowardly way they hit the down arrow but don’t offer an argument with substance…or even lack of substance. Hit and run so to speak.

      • algonquinmatt

        Why the tagline of ‘official parody blog’?

        the content looked substantive.

        • rmnixondeceased

          To comply with both Twitter and WordPress policies for using the name Richard M Nixon (Deceased). When I first started I was suspended by both until I made it clear on both the blog and Twitter that I was posting a parody. I publish substantive things in the tradition of our founders, who oft wrote under a nom de guerre.

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      I’ve been telling my wife the exact same thing. There is no “Conservative Party”, I’d join immediately.

    • davet

      No we need another democrat party to split their vote.

  • Bill Turner

    Hey Texas, If Cornin voted yes, he needs to go.

    • dsetex

      We are looking for someone to replace Cornyn.

      • TexSizzle

        Fellow Texans, be sure to call his office at 202-224-2934 and give him your opinion of his betrayal, if you can. I got a message that his voice mailbox is full, probably because he doesn’t want to hear from any more of us, so he didn’t erase the previous messages. (/sarc – I know – it’s probably full because of the sheer number of us he’s angered.)

  • Patriot Games

    Tie to clean house in the mid-term elections…. #CleanHouseD.C.

    • TexSizzle

      And senate. 😉

  • johninlongmont


  • Jack Deth


    Need to go.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Libs on another site are claiming “WE WON” thinking this is it
    Does any of them understand legislative procedure at all?

    • journogal


      • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

        Wow, I was typing my reply to Steven and saw the vote down 2 minutes after you posted. That’s one dedicated liberal troll. Too bad he doesn’t have such a strong work ethic in real-life.

        • journogal

          Works hard for his .02 per down vote.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        This was meant for tops116:
        He’s just a butt hurt lib. There’s a lot of them. I take down votes as a compliment from them. Means you’re getting under their skin.

        • The Penguin “robots suck”

          They are so fun to play with tho.

    • Jack Deth

      Pssssst… Libs.

      You’ve won NOTHING! The CR bill. With funding ObamaCare put back in by Harry Reid, goes back to the House.


      Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

      Gotta love these Low Information. Instant Gratification A-holes!

    • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

      Well, remember, liberals bitch and moan about law, but give Obama a pass for delaying the business mandate, cutting Congressional Democrats an exemption deal, etc.

    • steveegg

      They did, and massively. Bo(eh)ner now has all the cover he needs to completely surrender on both the CR and the debt ceiling.

      After all, how many times did the House GOP (or should that now be PRL?) push for any reduction of PlaceboCare in a conference committee? Hint, you can count on one hand and have all five digits left over.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        Well of course they’ll get this $hit bill eventually. I’m just talking about their sheer ignorance of the process. They argued that this was the last vote before going to Obama.

        • steveegg

          There’s still housekeeping, but other than Bo(eh)ner’s inevitable surrender, Dingy Harry controls the rest of the process. In fact, he kept all 4 of his potential rogues on the reservation to officially put full PlaceboCare funding back into the CR.

  • Sandra Vaughn

    Isn’t it the next vote that really counts? I apologize for being so unfamiliar with this process.

    • DiscontentWithLiars

      No, the next vote only needs >50% so the republicans can’t stop it. They can vote against it (to tell their constituents), but the democrats can pass it without them. Those that voted for cloture allows the passage with Obamacare (ACA)funded, and sends it back to the House.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        And what’s so dumb, libs act like this is some shock to Conservatives. We knew it would go through because of a dem Senate majority. Duh.

        • DiscontentWithLiars

          Yup, and the MSM won’t cover it either.

      • algonquinmatt


        so who are the (D)-bag Senators that are up for election next year in purple/red areas, whom we can call and try and convince them that if they vote for this, they will lose next year?

        • DiscontentWithLiars

          I was only watching Mark Udall (D-Colorado), so I don’t have that list. He is up for re-election in 2014, and has taken the same approach as the State representatives that were recalled for not-listening to his constituents. Bennett(D-Co) isn’t up for re-election yet, but falls into the same group. Udall started out halfway ok, but has lost his way entirely.

  • Spinmamma


  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m not a sad panda. I’m a PISSED-OFF PANDA!!!

  • Markusdecarcus

    List now! so we can organize recalls and prep for midterms. We need to know who sold us out.

  • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

    How many of the Republicans that voted for cloture aren’t up for re-election next year? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • Forrest Carter

    well you chicken s##t republicans own this crap sandwich now, so enjoy!!! You screwed the American people again. The entire lot of you are useless

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I’m guessing you are talking to the actual chickenshit republicans that voted for cloture and not the conservatives here on Twitchy?

    • DiscontentWithLiars

      All of them are responsible for this. All of the Senate that voted for this are responsible, not just those on our side (?) I hope the House requires them all to take Obamacare so they live under the same laws as we do.

    • Unicorns and Rainbows

      Nah, we voted against Obamacare so you own it.
      Next we’ll vote against the RINOs that voted for it.

    • forgetyoutooo

      DEMS will always OWN OBAMACARE.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Generic apolitical comment to get a meaningless downvote from the downvote monkey…..

  • Quiverdaddy

    The #WhigParty #Republicans have abandoned their base. Worse, we now have a #UnifiedRulingClass standing against the people.

    • dogwonder

      Yep this vote only reinforces my belief the Republicans have become part of the Demorat Party and we’re now effectively a one party nation.

  • Guest


  • Jared Townsend

    Yes, go ahead and demonize those who voted for the cloture. Theirs was the only rational vote. In doing so, they kept the blame from the GOP for a gov shutdown. Do you think the masses will look favorably on our party if they perpetrate this? You should thank those who voted to end this not condemn them.

    • davet

      No they voted to end the republican party. No one will vote for a republican that supports obamacare. A vote for cloture is a vote to support obamacare. I wont vote for anyone that votes to fund obamacare. I would rather have a democrat voting democrat in congress that a republican voting democrat. Goodbye republicans.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Do you think the masses are going to somehow magically look favorably on a party that doesn’t even have the will to fight against something they know will wreck the economy and hurt millions of people? They need to make the case NOW. Only Ted Cruz et al has had the guts to do it, and all they had to was back him up. But no, that was too much for them.

      Sitting back and waiting for failure is not a winning strategy. When has it ever worked?

      • Jared Townsend

        You have no clue what you’re talking about, and you never will. I almost wish the cloture had failed just so you could see the reaction of the American people when Obama and the Dems paint the entire GOP as the obstructionist party not only willing to hold gov hostage to their whims, but also the party that caused Obamacare to fail. That’s right, Obamacare WILL fail and this would allow the Dems to point the finger at the GOP for the cause of its failure. Can’t you see the Dems WANT us to go this route? How can you all be so blind? Yes, Ted Cruz would become the hero, the hero of an idea and only to a small faction of people. And in so doing, he would bring his entire party down crashing around him and would accomplish NOTHING!

  • BigTiny

    So is the tanning booth tax…

  • FilleGitane

    With the exception of Landrieu, is there anyone else stupid enough to run on the Obamacare trainwreck?

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Mark Kirk = COWARD!

  • bleuze

    If ObamaCare remainds the law, it will be time to thank the Republicans by voting “NO” for them in future elections since what is the real difference between them and the Democrats until the law is repealed. Maybe then, they will grow a pair!

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      No, vote NO in Primaries, but AYE in the Generals.

  • rosewater49

    BOTH my Kansas senators voted no. I am so proud of Kansas

    • Looey

      My Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, voted against the bill. I had called his office and emailed him that I would never support him again if he voted for it. I’m sure my one little email wasn’t the turning point, but it did let him know that the folks back home were upset and angry about this entire debacle.

      Yesterday in our local paper in York, PA one of our residents wrote a wonderful letter outlining how we are losing our freedoms. Obamacare is the frosting on the cake. This horrible bill was not about healthcare; it is about control. IF the government controls our healthcare, it controls our lives. We must stand up and continue to fight and throw those Democratic senators out of office in 2014. Harry Reid is the most useless piece of garbage I have ever seen along with Nancy Pelosi. We must take our country back from our lousy president and the Democrats.If Obamacare is good enough for us, it is good enough for Congress, the president, and all the others who are exempt. Folks, we don’t live in Russia yet, but we are heading that way.

  • Dee M.

    Can’t get through by phone to McConnell’s office. I imagine it will be awhile before I can. Kentuckians are all so totally disgusted with him. Just sent him an email saying as soon as we could get the knives our of our backs, we’ll start actively campaigning against him. Like he even give’s a rat’s behind.

  • 912er

    Watch all of those republican pin pricks who voted for cloture now vote against the bill funding Obamacare now that it can pass with a simple majority to try to fool their constituents that they tried as hard as they could to stop it but they didn’t have the votes.The mask is now off the charade going on in Washington..Thats why both parties hate Ted Cruz so much……for pulling the mask off both parties.

  • dogwonder

    Republicans will be blamed for Obamacare’s failure, congrats you useless bunch of demorat lap dogs enjoy wearing Obamacare like a rank pork chop around your liberal necks.

  • Al’s Grandpa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It seems that Orrin Hatch was the one senator who didn’t have the testicular fortitude to vote either way. What a coward he is. Fortunately, my other senator is Lee, so we Utahns have that going for us.

    • KB Dave

      I sent Senator Lee an email yesterday thanking him for standing up with Senators Cruz, Rubio and Paul. I am proud to have voted for him in 2010.

      Also it said Senator Hatch wasn’t present, not sure why.

  • Guest

    Jeff Flake and Orrin Hatch did not vote.


    YEAs —54

    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    King (I-ME)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    Markey (D-MA)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    NAYs —44

    Alexander (R-TN)
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Chiesa (R-NJ)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Not Voting – 2
    Jeff Flake and Orrin Hatch – Why I don’t know why they didn’t vote.

    • KB Dave

      It doesn’t matter what they voted after they already voted for cloture. Voting for cloture allowed Reid to reinsert ACA funding. The 54-44 vote was a formality, because the Dems already had the 51 votes they needed.

      And Flake and Hatch were not present, that’s why they didn’t vote.

      • kssturgis62

        I understand that, I was just showing all the votes. Most don’t pay attention to the bills and the things before and after that led up to it. We all knew that the Cloture would pass. also the other reason I posted it, is because of what they are saying on their walls on Facebook, and through Twitter. This is an easy way to send a Twitter Message, say something to them on Facebook and Email them.

        to me all the votes that were taken today Matter. they are all important.

        I SCREWED UP ON MY POST Royally, I didn’t put in all the info I should have. FORGIVE ME FOR THAT, I was knocked out by the Dentist today, and I guess I just don’t have it Together. Put this way MY POST MEANS NOTHING, I MESSED UP :) :)

        I DELETED IT :) Again sorry for any confusion I caused, I was trying to make another point to the story.

        • KB Dave

          I disagree. I say it does not matter that they voted against the bill. They voted for cloture, which they KNEW would result in Reid stripping the provision to defund the ACA. Reid needed 60 votes for cloture. If the Senate actually, oh I don’t know, LISTENED TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS AND VOTED ACCORDINGLY, they would not have had the 60 votes, and debate would have continued.

          Voting against the bill after voting FOR cloture was meaningless. It was their way of being able to say “Hey look, I voted against “Obamacare”!!” when really that vote meant nothing when all the Dems were going to vote yes. Without voting for cloture, the vote on the bill doesn’t happen today, the Dems back gets a little closer to the wall of the government shutdown, and maybe concessions are made to delay the funding for another year, giving us time to reform or altogether scrap the ACA.

          • kssturgis62

            That is the Point I was Trying to make, the point you just made now. But I didn’t put all the information in it that I wanted to. I messed up, they are using the Third vote to say they voted to defund Obamacare. Senators are now using that last vote, and spreading that lie far and wide. I didn’t put that in my post, so my post was meaningless on the point I was trying to make. I deleted my post because I didn’t put in the information. The cloture vote they should have all banded together to vote NO, they did not do that. There fore they own and funded Obamacare. Then the 2nd Voted was about combining the two which put the funding back in, and then the third vote was on the final bill, that restored the Funding and funded the Govt. the Third Votes Tallys, Where I said Republicans stood together, was what i posted. But I forgot to post that this is the bill they are using to spread the lie about voting to defund.
            I was trying to make a different point, so when people seen them say they voted to defund, they understood it was on the 3rd vote, after funding was put back in when they voted for cloture.

  • jeanie6

    I just called the she traitor Kelly Ayotte…a lady promoted by conservatives who would probably not be senator without us…to express my utter disdain for her vote and for her. When I think that we donated to her and supported her town halls when she was reviled over her gun control vote, I regret it so much. Whatever were we thinking. I will never trust or support her again. My disappointment is beyond words. If she thinks that she can hide behind a nay over the bill itself, she can think again. Apparently she thinks we are stupid enough to fall for this.

  • Axelgreaser

    DONT’ TELL ME YOU CAN’T RISE TO A POSITION OF HIGH POWER AND NOT BE A MENTAL DEFECTIVE. Hideous person. The Demorat’s with a conscience must slink back to their home towns so ashamed.