Senate Rejects Amendment to Reduce Duplicative Programs

The Senate rejected SA 610 on September 15, 2011, an amendment put forth by Senator Tom Coburn (OK), to  save at least $7 billion by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping Government programs.

Democrat Senators Baucus (MT), Klobuchar (MN), Manchin (WV), McCaskill (MO), Nelson (NE), Tester (MT), and Webb (VA) joined all 47 Republicans in support of the measure,  but failed to obtain a filibuster proof 60 votes.

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