By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE
WASHINGTON, D.C. - West Virginia’s two United States senators joined their Democratic colleagues and just three Republicans in a failed effort to reverse the effects of the recent Hobby Lobby ruling by Supreme Court justices. The vote for cloture on the “Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014” came Wednesday afternoon, July 16, 2014. A three-fifths (60 vote) majority was required for the motion to pass. It narrowly failed with 56 votes in favor of proceeding and 43 votes against. Senator Schatz (D-HI) did not vote.
Both Senator Jay Rockfeller (D-WV) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in favor of cloture. The bill sought to…