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Senate rejects drilling for oil in Arctic refuge
Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | SEAN COCKERHAM

Posted on 03/14/2012 5:47:10 AM PDT by thackney

Edited on 03/14/2012 5:49:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to drilling as well as approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project.

The vote was the first time in four years the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably. The proposal needed 60 votes to pass and avoid a filibuster. It received only 41 votes in favor, with 57 senators against.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: anwr; energy; northslope; oil

1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:47:17 AM PDT by thackney
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Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) amendment, which failed 41-57, would have also extended several energy efficiency and renewable fuels tax incentives and extend a pay freeze for federal workers, among other provisions.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/215787-senate-turns-back-sweeping-oil-drilling-amendment

Not exactly just a vote on ANWR.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:52:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
FTA

Including Begich, three Democrats voted for the measure: Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Seven Republicans voted against it: Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine; Scott Brown of Massachusetts; Bob Corker of Tennessee; Jim DeMint of South Carolina; Marco Rubio of Florida; and Mike Lee of Utah.

3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:54:06 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: thackney

Thank you for posting this. I was wondering why so many voted against this.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:54:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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“Let me briefly describe the measure in more detail: it extends popular and much-needed tax relief, ranging from tax deductions for sending kids to college to the adoption tax credit. By supporting my amendment today, we can provide much-needed tax relief and certainty to millions of families and businesses for the remainder of the year...

“Let’s take a look at the deductibility of college tuition....

“On the business side, my amendment addresses expired business provisions, including the research and development tax credit and tax incentives for leasehold improvements and restaurant depreciation...

“It also extends enhanced small business expensing. Many small businesses use this benefit to buy equipment on an efficient after-tax basis. It’s good for small business. It’s good for small business workers. It’s good for economic growth.

“The amendment closes a tax loophole that insures that taxpayers claiming the refundable child tax credit provide proper identification on their tax returns...

“Finally, this amendment includes a special deficit reduction trust fund. The trust fund would contain the savings from the energy production incentives, the refundable child tax credit provision, and an extension of the existing federal employee pay freeze.

http://www.roberts.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=cf5e7c92-b9db-4972-871c-77c7b82ada3f

sigh...

Why won’t these folks keep it straight forward on one topic instead of giving other reasons to vote against it?


5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:57:22 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Roccus

Very disappointing to see DeMint and Rubio vote against it. Very disappointing indeed.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: SumProVita

Look at post #5.

The original article turned out to be very misleading.

This was a junk amendment.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
Q: Why won’t these folks keep it straight forward on one topic instead of giving other reasons to vote against it?

A: They are POLITICIANS!! (see tag)

8 posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: thackney

With a gallon of gas at this price the only people to blame are politicians. Obama for doing every possible thing to put us at the mercy of the cartel. The Senate for going along instead of serving those who elect them. Retribution at the ballot box, guaranteed!


9 posted on 03/14/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT by Rapscallion (The best way to enforce "fairness" is tyranny. Begone Obama.)
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To: thackney

dat’s a whole lotta RINO goin’ on...


10 posted on 03/14/2012 6:10:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jpl
Very disappointing to see DeMint and Rubio vote against it.

Perhaps because they represent coastal states and other parts of the bill give them "cover"?

11 posted on 03/14/2012 6:11:21 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: thackney

We need to get a provision passed into law that any bill other than the budget, must be less than 200 words and focus on one item. Anyone voting for it has to stand up and read it into the record.

The budget should be less than 10 pages.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 6:30:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: thackney

I see our “Mama’s little Corker” is once again on the wrong side of the issue....pretty bad when a Tennesseean gets together with the liberal Maine twins and liberal Scott Brown...what a disappointment. Some of the others are a real surprise, too.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: jpl

Ditto that, jpl.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: thackney

” - - - “Finally, this amendment includes a special deficit reduction trust fund. “

How can there be a financial trust fund when the Federal Government is broke 40 % of every year?


15 posted on 03/14/2012 6:49:41 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Roccus
I suggest this get repeated over and over again...

Seven Republicans voted against it: "Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine; Scott Brown of Massachusetts; Bob Corker of Tennessee; Jim DeMint of South Carolina; Marco Rubio of Florida; and Mike Lee of Utah."

16 posted on 03/14/2012 6:53:46 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Graewoulf

I read every government “trust fund” to mean slush fund.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 6:53:48 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: harpu

Read post 5 before you make up your mind.

This was a bad amendment, the original article I posted at first was misleading.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 6:55:19 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jpl
Very disappointing to see DeMint and Rubio vote against it. Very disappointing indeed.

Did you ever stop to think that there might have been very good reasons to oppose it? The bill was larded up with all sorts of tax giveaways that had nothing to do with drilling in ANWR.

19 posted on 03/14/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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