18 May '11, 10pm

Senate Republicans cast "suicide pact" vote for Big Oil that expands drilling while weakening oversight

Senate Republicans cast “suicide pact” vote for Big Oil that expands drilling while weakening oversight May 18, 2011 It’s beginning to feel like a broken record – once again the GOP put its allegiances to Big Oil ahead of their responsibilities to the American people. CAPAF’s Kiley Kroh has the story . Yesterday 45 of 47 Senate Republicans filibustered an attempt to end the outrageous handouts to Big Oil – a plan Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed was “not a serious effort to address the price of gas at the pump.” Today, McConnell and his colleagues presented their big oil agenda: a reckless expansion of offshore drilling that will leave oversight even weaker than it was before the Gulf oil disaster and have absolutely no effect on the price of gas at the pump. McConnell’s bill, which failed by a vote of 42 to 57, largely mirrored the trio of egregious drilling bills that...

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