Brendan Sasso and Bernie Becker
April 23, 2013
Senators advanced the bill in 74-20 procedural vote on Monday evening, just one vote short of the backing it received in a test vote last month. Twenty-six Republicans joined Democrats in moving forward with the bill.
The Senate will now begin debate on amendments. The chamber is expected to hold the decisive vote on the bill â€” known as the Marketplace Fairness Act â€” later this week.