It’s starting to become an old story. We’re so close yet something gets in the way.
The Brewery Modernization Act was the 8th bill on the Special Order Calendar today, ahead of 7 pieces of legislation that didn’t seem to have much controversy. It looked like we wouldn’t have a problem.
Unfortunately, a filibuster started after the calendar was released. The filibuster had nothing to do with our bill. It didn’t even have anything to do with another bill on the special order calendar. It had to do with the special order calendar itself. One group of senators wanted the chamber to consider a “national healthcare opt out” bill before all other legislation. When their attempt to amend the agenda failed, they started a filibuster. None of the bills on the special order calendar were voted on today.
We hope to try again Thursday.