In protest of the bill, which had been expected to pass after a marathon round of votes overnight Thursday, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., objected to waiving the reading of the legislation.
Two Senate clerks — John Merlino and Mary Anne Clarkson — and other members of the secretary of the Senate's office took shifts reading the bill. The effort, which began at around 3:30 p.m., didn't wrap up until more than 10 hours later — 10 hours, 43 minutes and 9 seconds to be exact.
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