A major procedural hurdle was overcome today when the Senate voted 86-12 to proceed to debate on S. 3711, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. (Roll Call vote here.) There had been some speculation about filibusters and other odd procedural tactics, and schedules can change, but it looks now like debate will continue through Friday with the vote on final passage on Monday.
As NAM President John Engler says in our news release, we’re encouraged by today’s strong, bipartisan vote and will continue to push for passage of S. 3711, which will unlock domestic energy supplies and make America a more affordable place to live and work.
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