Senate Breakdown Of Toomey-Manchin Background Check Vote

| April 17, 2013

Who voted for and against the Toomey-Manchin universal background check compromise measure.

Fifty-four U.S. Senators voted “aye” and 46 voted “nay.”

Arizona Republican John McCain voted in favor of the bill. He was joined by Republican Senators Collins (ME), Kirk (IL), and Toomey (PA).

Democratic Senators Baucus (MT), Begich (AK), Heitkamp (ND), and Pryor (AR) crossed the aisle to vote against the bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also voted against the proposal for procedural reasons. As Majority Leader, a ‘no’ vote allows him to bring the amendment up again at a later date.

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