Breaking: Webb amendment fails.


The Senate just voted 56 to 44 on Sen. Jim Webb’s (D-VA) amendment “requiring that active-duty troops and units have at least equal time at home as the length of their previous tour overseas.” The bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move forward.


When the legislation was considered in July, the vote was 56 to 41. Sens. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and David Vitter (R-LA), who didn’t vote in July, today voted against the legislation. Sen. John Warner (R-VA) switched his July vote, also voting against the bill today. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) voted “yea.”

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