Congress Has Progressed from Bringing Nothing to a Vote to Taking Meaningless Votes



This item was distributed by The Hill several days ago, on January 21:


NOT A LOAD OF A BALONEY:¬†Senators voted 98-1 that ‚Äúclimate¬†change¬†is real and not a hoax.‚ÄĚ

I repeat ‚Äúnot a hoax!‚ÄĚ The bipartisan¬†vote¬†caught Democrats off guard as many thought a majority of Republicans would¬†vote¬†against the amendment, which will now be attached to underlying legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline.¬†

It was even more stunning when the Senate‚Äôs loudest skeptic of¬†climate¬†change, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said he wanted to co-sponsor the bill with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) ‚ÄĒ the measure‚Äôs lead author. ¬†

In response to the vote Whitehouse said in a statement: “This resolution marks a historic shift for many of my Republican colleagues. While a number of Republicans have long acknowledged that climatechange is real, including Senator Graham who spoke once again today, many others either denied the science or refused to discuss it. I was glad…

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