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After a marathon session of votes that lasted into the early hours of Thursday morning, the Senate passed a Republican budget that sets in motion repeal of Obamacare. Read more.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul voted against the budget and Senator Mitch McConnell voted for it.

The Hill
Rand Paul said in a statement after the vote that while he supports nixing ObamaCare “putting nearly $10 trillion more in debt on the American people’s backs through a budget that never balances is not the way to get there.” Read more.

Senate Budget Roll Call

January 12, 2017 Senate Budget Vote Passed 51-48

 

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) amendment allowing folks to purchase prescription drugs from Canada failed 46-52. 12 Republican Senators including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul voted for it and 13 Democratic Senators voted against it.

Opinion: It looks like the U.S. Senate doesn’t really want a free market when it comes to prescription drugs.

Roll call vote on the Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) amendment. To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to lower prescription drug prices for Americans by importing drugs from Canada.”

Roll call vote to allow Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. Failed 46-52.

 

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