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Why America Is Failing – ‘Bills Blocked by Republican Filibusters’

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And remember….it’s NOT Republican obstruction.
Here is a list of bills that would have passed the Senate if it weren’t for Republicans requiring a 60-vote threshold.

And it’s NOT the full list.

113th Congress:

‘Manchin-Toomey Background Checks’
Vote: 54-46

‘Keep Student Loans Affordable Act of 2013’
Vote: 51-49
‘Would keep the interest rate of subsidized federal student loans at 3.4% for another year’

‘Student Loan Affordability Act’
Vote: 51-46
‘Would keep the interest rate of subsidized federal student loans at 3.4% for two years’.

‘Sequestration replacement’
Vote: 51-49
‘Would postpone the sequester until Jan 2, 2014
Required millionaires to pay at least a 30% tax rate’
112th Congress

‘Bring Jobs Home Act’
Vote: 56-42
‘Would grant businesses a tax credit for eliminating a business outside the US and relocating it in the US
Would deny businesses a tax deduction for outsourcing expenses related to outsourcing a business’
‘Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act’
Vote: 53-44
‘Gives small businesses a tax credit if their 2012 payrolls were higher than their 2011 payrolls’
‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
Vote: 52-47
‘Requires employers to prove differences in pay are not gender-related
Would allow employees to discuss salaries without retaliation, and allows government to collect data on women workers to better evaluate the wage gap’
Vote: 51-44; reconsidered 53-45
‘Requires corporations, super PACs, labor unions, and other groups to disclose donors who give in excess of $10,000 for political contributions’
‘Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012’
Vote: 51-45
‘Requires millionaires to pay a 30% minimum tax rate
Expresses the Sense of the Senate that tax reform should repeal unfair loopholes and expenditures and make sure the wealthiest taxpayers pay a fair share of taxes’
‘Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act’
Vote: 51-47
‘Extends tax credits for energy efficient residences, electric vehicles, and other alternative forms of energy including wind facilities’
‘Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011’
Vote: 50-50
‘Allocates grants to states to help them rehire teachers and others working in educational support’


110th Congress
‘DREAM Act of 2010’
Vote: 55-43
‘Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act’
Vote: 53-45
‘Provide senior citizens with a tax credit in lieu of a Social Security COLA’
‘Paycheck Fairness Act (again)’
Vote: 58-41
‘Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act’
Vote: 53-45
‘Giving employers tax breaks for bringing overseas jobs back to America’
‘DISCLOSE Act (again)’
Vote: 59-39
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