Rockefeller Public Option Amendment Voted Down In Senate Finance Mark-Up: 15-8. UPDATED: Schumer Amendment Goes Down 13-10

I just turned on CSPAN 3 and Chuck Schumer is speaking and wondering why Republicans are soo afraid of a public option and is talking about his amendment. He said he actually liked Sen. Rockefeller's amendment better, but he's pushing his amendment. He should be scolding members of his own party for voting against the public option.

Here are the five ConservaDems who voted against the public option earlier:

Baucus, Conrad, Lincoln, Carper and Nelson.

Another vote is due shortly. We will not stay silent. The House of Lords are more interested in their own power than helping the American people.

It looks like Ben Nelson is voting for Schumer's amendment.


The more conservative Chuck Schumer public option amendment was just voted down 13-10.

Two votes flipped, Nelson and Carper, but Baucus, Lincoln and Conrad voted against it. Good doggies.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.