By Ramsey Cox
Democrats tried to waive the budget point of order, but the motion failed on a 50-44 vote – 60 votes were needed.
S. 3525 would have required $14 million in new federal spending, and thus, Sessions said, violated the spending levels set in the Budget Control Act (BCA).
Only two senators didn’t vote with their party. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) voted against the budget waiver, while Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) voted for it.