The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-1 to give the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill full subpoena power. In the Senate the move was blocked by Republicans. Senate Republicans block BP investigation | MNN - Mother Nature Network [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rORbqq_FHoM&feature]YouTube - BP Investigation Blocked By Senate[/ame] ---------------------------- Remember how many times I said this would happen? Republicans will probably get both houses this fall. BP will pay nothing. ALL costs will be born by the Middle Class. A post at the bottom explained it: Listen up people. Even though Democrats have the majority, there still needs to be 60 votes to bring legislation to a full vote. Once the full vote takes place, then you only need a majority. Since the Democrats do not have 60 senators in the senate, they always need Republican support to get a bill to the floor to be voted on. Failure to get the 60 votes is called a filibuster. The Republicans have banned together to ensure that the 60 votes needed to get the bill to the floor to be voted on by the full senate will not happen. So wake up people. The Republicans do not want this investigated. The real question is why.