Unsurprisingly, the Obamacare repeal vote has failed to reach the 60 votes it needed to progress.
Stay tuned for more updates as the Senate votes on today's highway bill.
Update: In another blow to conservatives, the Senate has voted to reauthorize the Ex-Im bank.
Cruz and other Republicans are incensed not only because McConnell offered the Ex-Im amendment, but also because he rejected their attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, which they tried to do for obvious reasons.
By the way, Republicans determined to stop the president's health care law are not letting today's defeat slow them down. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has already made clear he will introduce the Obamacare repeal amendment again once the highway funding debate is over.