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Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)
GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)

Posted on 11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states.

By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection.

"We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an inability to supply electricity in this country," Paul said. "To have clean air and clean jobs you must have a balance."

(Excerpt) Read more at gopusa.com ...


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1 posted on 11/11/2011 4:48:49 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m not surprised rinos wanted to block this. Wasn’t the EPA started under Nixon?


2 posted on 11/11/2011 4:53:35 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The folks who voted for these people will still be shocked and surprised when the brownouts and blackouts start, and the media will supply them with the approved counterfeit villains - the electric utilities who’ve had their hands tied by the politicians.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 4:58:04 PM PST by Argus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Democrats ALWAYS vote in Lock-Step, and the usual suspects (Snowe, Collins, Graham, Lieberman) vote with the Democrats on big issues, but who were the other two (trying to save their asses in a close-race State)?


4 posted on 11/11/2011 5:04:37 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“...six Republicans voted against it, including Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee...
He was joined by GOP Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire,
Scott Brown of Massachusetts,
Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine,
and Mark Kirk of Illinois...”


5 posted on 11/11/2011 5:06:23 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Primary these azzhats.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 5:08:10 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Terry Mross

Yes, the EPA was Nixon’s baby.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 5:16:50 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Agreed.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 5:17:47 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Repeal The 17th

The usual suspects...


9 posted on 11/11/2011 5:20:07 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Repeal The 17th

These people might as well just put a D by their name, because that’s what they are.


10 posted on 11/11/2011 5:21:36 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Czar
Ohhh ... scott brown (like the color of shiite) was such an upset ...


uh huh

11 posted on 11/11/2011 5:23:52 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Repeal The 17th

... there will come a day....


12 posted on 11/11/2011 5:24:00 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Czar

“...By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated...”
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Who did not vote?


13 posted on 11/11/2011 5:27:06 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Terry Mross

Nixon was not a Constitutional Conservative, he was a “progressive” leftist, and is indeed responsible for many of the ills we now have.

That being said even if his bill had passed and the house likewise passed it Obama would just veto it. If these senators from Constitutionally traitorous states would would be weakened for nothing.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 5:41:45 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Proceed to S.J.Res. 27 )
Vote Number: 201 Vote Date: November 10, 2011, 12:37 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion to Proceed Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 41

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs ---41
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)
NAYs ---56
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Not Voting - 3
Inouye (D-HI)
McCain (R-AZ)
Sessions (R-AL)

15 posted on 11/11/2011 5:54:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The two dumbies from Maine voted in favor of what Obama wanted? Even after Obama tried to get potatoes cut from school lunches? Why? Did Maine get a waiver for Obamacare or something?


16 posted on 11/11/2011 5:59:02 PM PST by abclily
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Republican voting Nay & Not Voting

NAYs - 56

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Brown (R-MA)
Collins (R-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Snowe (R-ME)

Not Voting - 3

Inouye (D-HI)
McCain (R-AZ)
Sessions (R-AL)


17 posted on 11/11/2011 5:59:44 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Ayotte (R-NH)

I wonder how Ovide Lamontagne would have voted had he won the seat.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 6:24:17 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Alexander (R-TN)

This guy is a pantywaist. Always has been, always will be.

Pity he’s not up for reelection until 2014. What has Tennessee done to deserve the likes of him and Bill Frist?


19 posted on 11/11/2011 6:26:36 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Kirk-IL not a surprise either....


20 posted on 11/11/2011 6:31:20 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection.

But that would break Obama's promise to bankrupt all the power companies that have coal fired plants. And he needs to keep that promise, in order to ensure that "energy prices skyrocket" in order to completely destroy the American economy. Because that's what those bad Americans deserve.

Mark

21 posted on 11/11/2011 6:53:04 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SharpRightTurn
What has Tennessee done to deserve the likes of him and Bill Frist?

My guess is that Tennessee let the GOP establishment run things down there, instead of having the people do it. The GOP needs to be infiltrated by conservatives, the way the Democrats were infiltrated by the Left.

22 posted on 11/11/2011 7:07:40 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

The usual suspects.

Could we give Maine to the Canadians?


23 posted on 11/11/2011 7:33:07 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SharpRightTurn

I know nothing about NH politics.

I do enjoy posting the actual votes on some of the legislation.

I have done that many times. I even collected a table of voting record for all Congressmen during the 1st 2 years of Obozo’s administration. Highlighted their support of his position in Yellow and posted the HTML table for it.

Called it my Congressional Vote Score Card.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 8:06:04 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Who did not vote?

see my post #15


25 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:01 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Repeal The 17th

And see my post #17


26 posted on 11/11/2011 8:08:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee,
Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire,
Scott Brown of Massachusetts,
Susan Collins of Maine
Olympia Snowe of Maine
Mark Kirk of Illinois

If I was asked to name the six traitorous Republicans without looking, I would have nailed 5 of the 6 immediately and easily. The only one I would have missed is Ayotte because I don't know enough about her yet. It is quickly becoming clear that she's a pig and a scumbag. Oh well.

27 posted on 11/11/2011 8:13:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Venturer

The Canadians don’t want Maine. It used to be easy to cross back and forth between Aroostook County and New Brunswick. Not anymore. Now you need a passport or your name goes on a suspicious list. Canada no longer wants to mess with Mainers.


28 posted on 11/12/2011 11:36:50 AM PST by abclily
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To: abclily

Can’t say as I blame them I wouldn’t want to mess with them either if Collins and Snowe are an example.


29 posted on 11/12/2011 12:17:04 PM PST by Venturer
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