Sunday, June 11, 2006

House Approves Oil Drilling in ANWR...

Good news from the House of Representatives, right? Maybe,-it depends on what the Senate does. We really need the oil but the Senate has had a problem with giving a shit about what we need. The House passed the same resolution in 2003 and the Senate blocked it.Barbara Boxer tacked an amendment onto the budget bill that would defeat the House vote and, sure enough, the Senate voted for her amendment and the bill was defeated. Her amendment passed, 52 to 48.

"The eight Republicans who voted against oil development were Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine; Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island; Gordon Smith of Oregon; Mike DeWine of Ohio; Peter Fitzgerald of Illinois; John McCain of Arizona, and Coleman."

And although five Democrats voted in favor of drilling, the 'no's' had it.

"Democrats who voted against Boxer's amendment were John Breaux and Mary Landrieu, both of Louisiana; Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye, both of Hawaii, and Zell Miller of Georgia. All five had voted in favor of drilling last year as well."

It'll be interesting to see which Senators vote for or against drilling this time. That could be a good thing on which to base a vote for or against your Senators when the time comes.

Later...

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