Sen. Kyrsten Sinema missed the vote on establishing a Jan. 6 commission. Sen. Mark Kelly voted to advance the legislation.
It’s unclear why Sinema, D-Ariz., missed the vote, which took place Friday morning after Republicans forced an overnight marathon session involving separate legislation intended to bolster the U.S.’s competitiveness against China. She was last seen voting Thursday evening on the Senate floor on that legislation.
Sinema wasn’t the only senator who missed the 54 to 35 vote, which fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the filibuster. Ten other senators did not vote on the bill, including one other Democrat, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama was spotted Thursday night on a plane leaving Washington.
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