Senate passes cloture vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

On Monday, the Senate passed a cloture vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S 743).  The vote of 74-20 greatly exceeded the 60 votes required for approval.  This vote places a time limit on the debate and allows consideration of the bill on the floor.  A record of how Senators voted can be found at:

Prior to the vote, President Obama expressed his support for the bipartisan measure in an official Statement of Administration Policy.  S 743 now moves to the floor for debate and several “poison pill” amendments may be introduced that could jeopardize final passage of the bill.  Local government organizations are supporting a “clean” version of the bill and will likely oppose any amendment to the measure.  A final vote on the measure could come on Wednesday or Thursday.


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