U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act

U.S. Senate Delays Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act

The U.S. Senate on April 25 delayed action on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S. 743) until May 6, after a day marked by the filing of dozens of amendments from supporters and opponents but no action.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called for a cloture vote late on April 25 after a consent agreement was reached to proceed on the matter that had been scheduled for April 26. The motion to end debate passed 63 to 30.
 
The Senate is on recess the week of April 29 and will return on May 6, when it is scheduled to vote on final passage of the bill, a time frame that does not allow for the consideration of amendments.

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