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The Senate 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 pass.
Our two Bush lovin’ Senators, Inhofe and Coburn voted against the amendment.
Andrew will remember. We all will remember. Why 60 votes and not a majority?
Kangro X has more detail about the Senate politics involved, in his Daily Kos diary.