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Oregon Senate Democrats announced Tuesday they don’t have the votes now for the cap-and-trade bill that GOP lawmakers fled from six days ago.
Peter Courtney, president of the Oregon Senate Democrats, announced on the floor Tuesday he no longer has the floor votes to pass HB2020, the cap-and-trade climate bill that Republicans walked out of the capitol building six days ago to block.
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“House Bill 2020 does not have the votes on the Senate floor,” Courtney told Democratic senators who had gathered for roll-call, according to KGW8. “That will not change.”
The announcement, caught on cell phone video, is a victory for GOP senators who left the chambers June 20 and have stayed away since, despite having the state police sent after them and being fined...
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