Twitter reacts to Senate's non-binding medical device tax repeal vote

March 21, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Twitter explodes with reactions to the news that the Senate voted in favor of a non-binding agreement to repeal the medical device tax.

Twitter reactions to the medical device tax repeal amendment

Twitter users didn't hesitate to weigh in on the Senate's overwhelming passage of a non-binding amendment to repeal the medical device excise tax.

Within minutes of the 70-20 vote in support of the repeal amendment the 1st tweets began rolling in, initially from Senate floor monitors and other Congressional watchdogs, but the store spread quickly as Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) tweeted the results and media picked up on the news.

Social media reactions to the vote were heavily one-sided, with very few messages in support of keeping the medical device tax intact.

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Several Senators joined in the conversation, voicing their enthusiasm for the vote and touting their victory. We at picked out some highlights from the firehose of tweets that immediately followed the Senate decision: