Only 19 Republicans voted against it, including Texan Ted Cruz who maintains that voting for the CR is a move to fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), two Republicans did not vote and 25 voted for cloture.
Democrats are likely to amend the Republican-penned Stability, Security and Fairness Act (SSFA), to fund Obamacare. Next the bill will return to the House of Representatives for approval. President Barack Obama already said he will not sign a bill that defunds his signature health care law, so unless House Republicans approve the amended SSFA, the government will shut down.
Ironically, because of the way the health care law was written, ACA will remain funded even if government shuts down.
This is how Isakson explained his vote for the bill:
"A vote to block the House-passed bill that defunds Obamacare would essentially be a vote in favor of Obamacare," said Isakson in a Facebook statement two days ago. "I will not vote in favor of Obamacare. Furthermore, the Democrats designed Obamacare in a way that allows its funding to continue even if the rest of the government shuts down, so the effect of a shutdown would be to allow Obamacare to go forward while hurting seniors, veterans and our military. To that end, I do not support shutting down the entire federal government."