Sen. Brown pushes for payments for seniors; GOP votes down bill

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Sen. Brown pushes for payments for seniors; GOP votes down bill

Times Bulletin – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) had high hopes for passage of his proposed measure that would have given all senior citizens a one-time payment of $250. However, the bill fell short of the needed support in votes in both the House and the Senate on Wednesday.

This marks the second year in a row that the idea has fallen flat in Washington D. C. On Wednesday, the House managed only a 254-153 affirmative vote, which was short of the needed two-thirds to move ahead. The story was the same in the Senate where that body voted 53-45 on a measure which would have brought the Social Security supplement bill to the Senate floor for debate. The measure needed 60 votes to continue through the process.

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