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April 28, 2016 9:55 am

Senate Democrats Block Spending Bill to Prevent Heavy Water Deals With Iran

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The U.S. Senate. Photo: WikiCommons.

The U.S. Senate. Senate Democrats blocked a major spending bill for energy and water programs. Photo: WikiCommons.

Senate Democrats unexpectedly blocked a major spending bill for energy and water programs Wednesday to prevent a vote on a Republican amendment that would ban US tax dollars from being used in the future to buy heavy water from Iran.

Needing 60 votes to advance, the motion fell 50-46.
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