The vote, which needed 60 to advance, failed 52-48
Democrats had vowed to defeat the $1.1 billion package because it contains what they called "poison pills"
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Zika funding measure over the objections of Republicans, and both sides are trying to figure out a path forward to find a compromise.
The vote, which needed 60 to advance, failed 52-48. Democrats on Monday vowed to defeat the $1.1 billion package that was agreed to by House and Senate Republican negotiators – and approved in the GOP-controlled House last week – because it contained what Democrats called “poison pills” inserted in the measure.
Democrats opposed a provision easing Environmental Protection Agency regulations but were especially frustrated by a measure that would have prevented funding for Planned Parenthood.