Senate Republicans block BP investigation

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    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]

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    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.
     
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    maybe the pres should just issue an executive order.....
     
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    Doesn't it have to be "funded"?
     
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    If one of these MOFOS is your elected, please consider calling or emailing to voice your disapproval of this action.

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    This is old news, unless i am confusing almost the exact same thing.

    Yes Republicans blocked it in the Senate until the republican leadership had time to read it.

    They then, a day or 2 later allowed the vote to go forward.

    Move on folks there is no story here......
     
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    Most Republicans on this site would prefer the American Middle Class pay. They don't want to upset BP. It's a "company" after all. A big one.
     
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    No, a subpoena does not require any funding. I'm not sure why the Presidential Commission lacks this power or why they needed a new law to use it, but the Republicans should NOT NOT NOT be trying to shield BP from a full investigation of the spill.
     
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    O for pity's sake...I feel foolish now!

    Damn you, rdean!!!
     
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    Weeee haaa----you mean it won't cost a dime to investigate BP ? What a deal !
     
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    "As time passes, people's memories fade," West said. "It's just a natural thing. The subjects of the investigation (BP and senior managers) have had over a month to sanitize records and get stories straight."
    West said there should have also been a subpoena immediately issued for emails and other documents that may shed light on the events leading up to the spill and the discussions that took place afterwards.
    "The thing that has brought most criminals down is their email," West said. "The first thing you do is grab the servers so they can't be doctored. But this company does not appear to be under a court order to produce or preserve so what's to stop them from tampering with potential evidence?"
    In fact, Congress has already been informed that seven hours of data leading up to the explosion aboard Deepwater Horizon is now missing.

    t r u t h o u t | Ex-EPA Officials: Why Isn't BP Under Criminal Investigation?

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    You're right. The window of opportunity has probably already faded. BP got away with a big one. Shows the power corporations have over the Republican Party.
     

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