Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Senate Debates Arctic Drilling This Week

Senators are wrangling again over whether or not to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Previous bills to allow drilling within the refuge have died by Senate filibuster.

Come now the Republicans with another tactic: attach the drilling legislation to a budget bill that is immune from filibuster (requiring 60 votes to overcome), and that needs but a simple majority to pass. Democrats aren't too happy about the tactic.
Details in this article in this morning's Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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