“If ever there was a time for the unanimous passing of an amendment, the Franken anti-government contractor rape liability bill would seem to be that,” said Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Stewart’s bit highlighted the 30 GOP male senators, including Kansas’ Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, who recently voted not to bar federal contracts to defense contractors if they prevent their employees from taking workplace sexual assault and discrimination cases to court. Among the 68 votes that carried the amendment to passage were the only four women Republicans in the chamber: Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
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