THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – Senate Democrats’ effort to push back against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision stalled Wednesday when their bill to restore employers’ responsibility to provide contraception coverage under the health law was defeated on a procedural vote.
In a 56-43 vote, which was largely along party lines, Democrats came up short of the 60 votes needed to advance their legislation. It sought to prevent companies from relying on a religious-freedom law to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to cover all forms of contraception approved by the government without charging workers a copayment.
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