This was a vote on “cloture”, which means to end debate so that an
up-or-down vote can be taken. A vote in favor is a vote to end debate
and move to a vote on the issue itself, while a vote against is a vote
to prolong debate or to filibuster.
Look at the results-
As you can see, S. 16 was a bill to provide for a sequester replacement, and it gave the Obama administration another 2 weeks to do his job by sitting down with Congress to come up with an negotiate alternative to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
SO The Democrat majority in the Senate voted down to end debate, and bring to the floor a vote of a replacement plan from the President to permanent cancel the $85B sequestration! When the Senate has a clear majority of Democrats to pass an up or down vote on any bill.
If you continue to hear Democrats trying to lay the blame of sequestration at the feet of both the House and the Republicans in the Senate, and they say the Republicans are the party who brought sequestration to reality, you can refer them to this blog post.