It’ll be a while before we have the final tally as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to hold the vote open so that Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) can return to Washington and vote later tonight.
Right now it looks like the bill is going to pass there are 57 yes votes with three Democrats (including Brown) left to vote.)
Erstwhile Republicans Arlen Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe have all voted yes.
More to come…
Update (6:52 p.m.): Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) – Aye… They need 2 more reach the 60 votes needed for passage.
Update (8:05 p.m.): It’s all but done… 59 yeas, just waiting on Brown to make it official. I can’t help but think the framers are turning over in their graves.