Senate Shelves Anti-Energy Bill

By June 10, 2008Energy, Taxation

By a 51-43 vote, the Senate today failed to invoke cloture on S. 3044, Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008. As noted below, this is the conglomeration of bad energy policies that the NAM “key voted” against.

We’ll post the roll call when it becomes available. UPDATE: (12:35 p.m.): Roll call vote here.

Now the Senate has taken up the cloture vote on H.R. 6049, the tax extenders bill, which is a mixed bag.

UPDATE: (12:14 p.m.) Cloture failed on H.R. 6049 by a vote of 50-44. UPDATE: Here’s the roll call vote.

P.S. With two Senators campaigning for President and Sen. Kennedy (and for now, Sen. Byrd) ill, it’s going to be very difficult for the rest of the year to reach the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture.

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