60 Votes Still Needed To Break Filibuster

Bill Scher

CQ Today reports that Senate leaders remain “just short” of the 60 votes needed to break the drug lobby-backed filibuster of legislation empowering Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices.

The key vote to cut off the filibuster is still expected tomorrow.

Meanwhile, President Bush formally issued a pledge to veto the bill if it reaches his desk, seeking to keep Republican Senators in line.

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