Senate Votes to “Kill” the Blunt Amendment
By a vote of 51-48, the Senate voted to table the amendment offered by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to reverse the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate. The amendment would have exempted religious-affiliated institutions – such as schools, hospitals and charities – from being forced to provide health insurance plans that covered procedures that violated their religious beliefs.
With a majority of Senators voting to kill this commonsense amendment, we are reminded of the dangers of government intervention and control. And it should reaffirm our resolve to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Now that the Obama Administration decided it can force religious institutions to violate their conscience so that their views are more aligned with the current Administration’s, where does it end?
Americans should be very afraid of a government that throws the First Amendment out the window. What’s next? The only way to ensure we never find that out is to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.
Below is a list of Republicans who voted against our key vote, and the Democrats who voted in favor:
Republicans Voting to “Kill” the Amendment:
Sen. Olympia Snow (R-ME)
Democrats Voting Not to “Kill the Amendment:
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)