Five Republicans Break Ranks as Jobs Bill Passes Cloture Vote
The Senate just voted 62-30 to allow a $15 billion jobs bill to go to the floor for a final up-or-down vote. Five Republicans crossed the aisle to vote for the bill, while Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) was the only Democrat to vote against it.
From The New York Times:
Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts, the newly elected Republican, was the first to join Democrats in backing the measure. He was then joined by Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, George Voinovich of Ohio and Christopher Bond of Missouri, who voted after it became obvious Democrats would prevail.