I don’t think this mean old snake is used to being under the gun like this. I’m glad it’s over:
Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) one-man filibuster ended on Tuesday.
Bunning agreed to stop blocking legislation to extend benefits and COBRA health plan subsidies to the unemployed after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) agreed to allow him a vote on an amendment to pay for the $10 billion bill.
It’s the same deal Bunning was offered last week, but Bunning at the time decided to continue his fight. He’d been holding up an extension of the benefits since Thursday.
The Senate was scheduled to vote on the 30-day extension after The Hill’s press time.
Bunning will also get to offer two amendments to a one-year extension of the legislation the Senate is considering.