Senate sources tell me…
It appears that nobody wants to “git ‘er done”.
There’s been a lot of backroom maneuvering again today, sources say Democratic and Republican leaders conceded they’ll hold the actual floor debate on an amendment to kill the EPA’s pending greenhouse gas rules until after next week’s coming Senate recess.
It seems the vote counts were shifting by the hour, and even though there’s been some posturing to be ready to vote, nobody wants to go first and set the vote into motion.
Since this is such a crucial vote, there’s a lot of testing of the waters. So far, the global warming driven issue is getting a chilly reception to dive in from both sides of the river.
There does not yet appear to be the sixty votes needed to enact the bill, but even so there is talk of putting the vote out there, just so Democrats who vote for it will be on record as having done so. Some say it will be a career ender.
Recall the backlash that followed when the Waxman-Markey climate bill passed: