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Eleven Senate Republicans joined Democrats in a 67-28 proxy vote to wind up the debate.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Democrats will need nine or 10 Republican votes to prevail.
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The measure is needed to avoid a government shutdown since Congress hasn't passed annual budgets.
Republicans like pork, too. But maybe, earmarks help our poorer states.
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