By Jay Heflin - 06/09/10 09:15 PM EDT
An amendment by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to curb the spending growth in Congress over a three-year period failed by a 57-41 vote.
The senators on Wednesday sought to add their provision to the so-called tax extenders bill, which resuscitates several expired tax breaks and spending initiatives.