Majority Leader Reid, Udall, and Sen. Patty Murray at Thursday’s press conference.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall unveiled legislation Thursday to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Obamacare contraception mandate, a move openly acknowledged by the Democratic Senate leader as an election-year ploy.
“It would be political malpractice not to deal with this,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said during a press conference, when asked by a New York Times reporter the extent to which politics influenced the bill now cosponsored by 41 Democrats.
“On Hobby Lobby, Mark Udall has an exemplary record on issues dealing with women,” Reid added. Read more »
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle killed the Sportsmen’s Act Thursday in a protest vote aimed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who refused to allow amendments to the measure aimed at reelecting vulnerable Democrats.
The vote to break the filibuster required 60 supporters, but fell well short of its goal with 41 yes votes to 56 opposed. All 45 Republicans voted against the bill along with 11 Democrats.
Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, a bill co-sponsor, voted yes as did Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
The measure was also sponsored by Democrats facing tough reelection fights in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Alaska, prompting its nickname by Republicans as the “Red State Democrat Reelection Act.” Read more »