Just passed mostly with Democratic support but some (at least 13) GOP support. Just another step towards passing a bill to be ignored by the House.
The floor debate was as expected with Senators Cruz and Cornyn railing against it even though it is what they've been asking for a long time. Just another example of how commited to obstruction the GOP is.
GOP Ayes included Hoeven, Corker, Graham, McCain, Chisea, Ayotte, Heller, Wicker, Kirk, Rubio, Hatch, Collins, Flake, Murkowski
One I'm surprised to see is Wicker since him and Cochran normally stick together.
Hoeven and Corker wrote it.
McCain Graham Flake and Rubio are G8
Chisea likely feels obligated having been appointed to fill Lautenbergs seat.
Heller, Kirk, Hatch and Murkowski, Collins have always been viewed as most likely to cross aisle on final bill so unsurprisingly they crossed for the GOP amendment.