Friday, July 29, 2005

Energy Bill to the Senate Floor

Roll call vote scheduled for 10:45 a.m. More later . . .

UPDATE: C-Span 2 is carrying the vote. Click here for Real Media, or here for Windows Media. For more detail on H.R. 6, click here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Plenty of us are packed into conference rooms or watching on our computers waiting for history to be made. More soon . . .

REAL-TIME UPDATE, 11:45 a.m. EST: Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) has raised a budget point of order -- a procedural move designed to stop the bill before a final vote. Next, the Senate will vote to waive the point of order, with 60 votes required to move to a final roll call vote. Our folks in Government Affairs anticipate that we'll get those 60 votes, and move to a final roll call vote in the next hour. Stay tuned.

REAL-TIME UPDATE, 12:53 p.m. EST: The Senate has voted 71-29 to waive the budget point of order and is now voting on passage of the Energy Bill Conference Report. We'll post the final count right here.

UPDATE: The Senate voted 74-26 to pass the Energy Bill Conference Report. Check back soon for a detailed breakdown.

1 comment:

Norris McDonald said...

The number of Congressional Black Caucus members voting for the energy bill doubled from the original vote years ago from 8 to 16. So 41% of the CBC voted for the Energy Bill Conference Report. For the member votes:
http://groups.msn.com/AAEA/cbc2.msnw