Well. On Monday the Senate killed the MOTHERS Act. 52-40. 60 votes were needed. Along with the MOTHERS Act, three dozen other bills met the same fate, all as part of the “Advancing America’s Priorities Act”.

A yes vote, Republicans said, was a vote to shift from the debate in progress over ways to help relieve the burden of soaring gas prices.

Yep, Republicans apparently referred to the Act as a “trick” to take the focus away from “the number one domestic issue facing our nation.”

There you go Hawaii moms. Thank goodness providers around here aren’t waiting to be told to screen new mothers for PPD, and have taken this important task on themselves. Despite Hawaii’s high gas prices.

Read more in the Washington Post article, GOP points to cost, helps kill bill to aid victims.