Senate kills controversial 'conscience' amendment
March 1st, 2012
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate kills controversial 'conscience' amendment

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to kill a controversial proposal pushed by Republicans that would have allowed employers to opt out of providing health care coverage they disagree with on moral grounds.

By a 51-48 mostly party line vote, the motion by Democrats to table the amendment succeeded, effectively killing it. Three Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the tabling motion, while one Republican - retiring moderate Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine - voted with Democrats in favor.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Senate
February 15th, 2012
03:07 PM ET
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Obama highlights 'insourcing' jobs at Milwaukee event

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama traveled Wednesday to a Wisconsin company he highlighted in his State of the Union address, telling workers they were an example of job "insourcing" needed to strengthen economic recovery.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at Master Lock in Milwaukee, Obama pushed for corporate tax reforms that would benefit companies bringing back jobs overseas while cutting tax subsidies for competitors that outsource jobs.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama