The Murray-Feinstein amendment to the Senate Stimulus bill failed 58-39. Because of Senate rules, the Amendment needed 60 votes to pass without a “budget point of order”. Two Republicans voted yes, Kit Bond (R-MO) and Arlen Specter (R-PA), and one Democrat voted no, Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) didn’t vote because they were not present.
The next chance to beef up the transit portion of the bill is a Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sponsored-amendment that increases transit funding to close to the House amount.