EFCA Supporters No Closer To Passage Of Job-Killing Legislation

“[EFCA] is no closer to getting the 60 votes it needs to cut off a Republican filibuster than when Specter was a member of the GOP. As one senior Democratic aide noted, ‘[Specter] made it clear he still opposed the Employee Free Choice Act in his statement.’ Moreover, even if Democrats were able to bring him back into the fold, ‘you still have to deal with [Blanche] Lincoln, Diane [Feinstein] and Jim [Webb].’” (Sam Stein, “Specter's Defection Likely Doesn't Change EFCA Calculus, Dems Acknowledge,” The Huffington Post, 4/29/09)