Friday, June 6, 2008

Climate Security Act Vote This Morning

Watching the Climate Security Act cloture vote in the Senate right now on CSPAN2. An aye is to move forward with debating and amending the bill. A no is a vote to get behind the Roadblock Republican filibuster against climate action. I'll let you know what happens!

UPDATE 9:33am: Cloture vote fails 48-36 (need 60 to break Republican filibuster). An additional six senators entered statements into the record that they couldn't make the vote but would've voted to move forward with the bill, bringing the total to 54 senators in support. 54-36 is nearly a reversal of the 38-60 vote in June 2005 on the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act, a much weaker bill. Amazing how far the Senate has shifted in just three years!

UPDATE 9:47am: Only four Democrats voted against moving forward -- Sherrod Brown (OH), Byron Dorgan (ND), Tim Johnson (SD) and Mary Landrieu (LA). After some questions about his position, Sen. Webb voted to end the filibuster. Thanks to all the Virginians who urged Sen. Webb to vote the right way!

UPDATE 10:28am: Here's the full roll call vote.
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