Energy Bill Filibustered By One Vote: Reid To Drop Oil-for-Renewable Tax Package 4

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:00:00 GMT

By a roll call vote of 59-40, Senate Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster threatened by Republicans of the compromise energy legislation which retained the tax package under veto threat but not the House-approved renewable energy standard. Sen. Reid plans to reintroduce a version of the energy bill which contains the CAFE and biofuels provisions later today.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) was the only Democrat to vote with the Republicans. Coleman, Collins, Grassley, Hatch, Lugar, Murkowski, Smith, Snowe, and Thune voted with the Democrats. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), on the campaign trail, was the one senator not voting.


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  1. Theodore Tue, 18 May 2010 09:55:05 GMT

    Good for Mary Landrieu. I am not a Republican but somehow I like people who have a mind of their own, whether they are right or wrong. It is good to know that senators are not mindlessly following their co-party members.

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  2. Marion Tue, 18 May 2010 13:23:27 GMT

    Though it is good to see some spine, it is unfortunate that one vote could topple down the efforts of 59 other Democrats. I wonder what Senator Landrieu is thinking right after.


  3. Frederick Tue, 18 May 2010 16:31:19 GMT

    Do you have more information about the said bill? I am interested in the energy bill as a whole but I wonder what made Landrieu vote against the rest of the Democrats. There must be something…

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