The Washington Post: "Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic plan to encourage companies to bring jobs back from overseas, as a united GOP caucus voted against a motion to debate the measure on the Senate floor. The motion failed 53 to 45. The legislation would have raised taxes on corporations that shift operations overseas, costing U.S. jobs. It also would have awarded companies that bring jobs back from abroad by offering a two-year hiatus from payroll taxes for those positions."
Sen. Kit Bond voted against the cloture motion, which requires 60 votes before the full bill can be brought up for a final vote. Sen. Claire McCaskill supported the motion.