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Lieberman-Warner Bill defeated in "cloture" vote


Lieberman-Warner Bill defeated in "cloture" vote

The Senate just voted to on motion to end a filibuster of the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill (known as a cloture motion). The motion failed, 48-36, with 16 Senators not voting. Sixty votes were needed to approve the motion. This most likely means that the bill is dead for the remainder of the year. Here's the press release we just issued on the bill's failure.

The roll call for the vote should be available soon on the Senate website. We'll be posting more about the bill's failure and what it means for the climate change fight down the road. Stay tuned!

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