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Democrat Senate Votes to Keep High Gas Prices

May 19, 2011

YES! Blocking the Republican effort to expand USA drilling to begin to pull us out from dependency on foreign oil, we have Obama’s Senate.

Remember when you fill up.

Senate rejects GOP bill to expand, speed up offshore drilling

By Ben Geman – 05/18/11 02:58 PM ET

The Senate on Wednesday rejected Republican-backed legislation intended to speed up and expand offshore oil and gas drilling.

In a 42-57 vote, the Senate failed to move forward with the bill, which was opposed by the White House and most Senate Democrats. Republicans needed 60 votes for the measure to proceed.

Every Senate Democrat voted against the motion to proceed .

The legislation – which is similar to bills the House approved in recent weeks – would set deadlines for several upcoming Gulf of Mexico lease sales.



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