The idea behind it was to reiterate legislation that already exists: denying federal funding of abortions. It passed, but will go nowhere, do nothing and help no one. The measures it proposed are already fully codified in law. Waste of time, energy and paperwork? Absolutely.
Earlier this week, Democrats in the Senate voted 51-49 to advance President Obama’s American Jobs Act, but lacking any Republican support, it failed to reach the crucial, 60 vote margin necessary to move forward. Waste of time? Absolutely. Your time.