Whitehouse 3920 was agreed to by voice vote.
Feinstein 3910 – the exclusivity amendment – failed 57-41. 60 votes were needed to pass.
Republicans voting with the Democrats were Republicans Hagel, Murkowski, Snowe, Collins, Sununu, Specter, Smith, Voinovich, and Craig. Democrats voting with the Republicans was Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
The good news is that Senator Obama was present and voting with the Democrats. Hopefully he’ll be around throughout the day to contribute to our vote totals. Senator Clinton didn’t vote on the exclusivity amendment, though the Potomac primary is taking place today and all presidential candidate senators should be in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC region. Senator McCain voted with the Republicans on this amendment.
Feingold/Webb 3979 (sequestration) failed miserably, 35-63. By my tally,
thirteen fourteen Democrats and Joe Lieberman voted with the GOP to kill this amendment: Feinstein, Rockefeller, Pryor, Johnson, Inouye, Levin, Mikulski, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Lincoln, Landrieu, Bayh, Conrad, and Carper.