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March 26, 2015

Vulnerable Senators Switch Votes on Paid Sick Leave (Updated)

Toomey voted in favor of a fund for paid sick leave. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 9:20 p.m. | Two of the most vulnerable Republican senators, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, switched their votes Thursday on an amendment that would allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick time annually.

A “no” vote on the amendment would have likely drawn criticism from Democrats, who have, in the past, attacked Republicans as being unconcerned about pocketbook issues such as paid leave, minimum wage and equal pay.

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