Senate Republicans block equal rights amendment

Senate Republicans block equal rights amendment

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Senate Republicans yesterday blocked a measure that would have added the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. Via The Hill:

Senators voted 51 to 47 to invoke closure on a motion to proceed, short of the 60 votes he needed.

The senses. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) were the only Republicans to vote with all Democrats.

[…] The Senate resolution would have removed the deadline so that the ERA could become the 28th Amendment. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Murkowski were the primary co-sponsors of the resolution.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) argued throughout the week that the legislation was needed following last summer’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.

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