The Dernogalizer

June 10, 2010

Breaking: Murkowski Amendment Goes Down

Filed under: Energy/Climate,National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 4:31 pm
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Murkowski’s amendment to gut the Clean Air Act has been defeated, although the vote was closer than it should have been.

The vote was 47-53

The Democrats who voted in favor were Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu, Jay Rockefeller, Evan Bayh, Mark Pryor, and Ben Nelson

All Republicans voted for it

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4 Comments »

  1. This is the issue that got me to donate to Bill Halter’s campaign and make phone calls for his primary and run-off elections; after hearing that Blanche Lincoln was a co-sponsor. Thank goodness it didn’t pass, but it shows how important it is to keep progressive Dems in office!

    Comment by Ellie K. — June 10, 2010 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

    • True Ellie, it’s a shame that Halter couldn’t pull it out against Lincoln

      Comment by Matt Dernoga — June 11, 2010 @ 12:32 am | Reply

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