Senate Democrats’ Filibuster continues with 49-46 failure to cloture Senate Legislation Prolongs Delay of Financial Aid to Taxpayers and Businesses
UPDATE #2: Early Monday afternoon, the Senate failed to break the Democratic filibuster on the Stimulus Package by a 49-46 vote, when 60 votes needed. All Senators voted except the five Republicans in quarantine.
Early Sunday evening, the U.S. Senate defeated a cloture motion to bring the Senate’s stimulus package for a vote in order to send it to the House. The final vote was 47-47, far short of the 60 votes needed to call the legislation for a vote.
And with 5 Senate Republicans in quarantine for exposure, or in one case, testing positively for COVID-19, any Senate action will require more bipartisanship than usual.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted with the Democrats as a procedural vote in order to call the cloture bill for an additional vote on Monday morning at 8:45 CDT, 15 minutes after the markets open.
Video with McConnell’s statement below:
UPDATE: Like people will say, it is the Senate, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer objected to the earlier-than-Noon EDT start time for Monday’s session of the Senate, so it will be 11AM CDT, as explained here by Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis:
The vote grid for Sunday night’s vote is below, time is EDT:
McHenry County Blog will track the progress on the legislation throughout the day on Monday.