The Senate has now cleared a cloture vote to cut of a Republican filibuster on Health Care Reform. Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says the Amendment from Senator Harry Reid does NOT address concerns over federal funding of abortions.
“It’s not even in the realm of being the Stupak language, it’s an accounting gimmick, basically what this will do is provide for public funding of abortions and a mechanism to carry out the public funding for those abortions.”
Debate continues today with the next vote in the Senate scheduled for tomorrow morning. Senate leaders expect a final vote to come before Christmas.