Senate passes Democratic tax plan, rejects GOP version
July 25th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate passes Democratic tax plan, rejects GOP version

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a Democratic plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for middle income Americans while rejecting a Republican alternative to continue all of the cuts - twin votes that help to crystallize the position of the two parties on a critical issue heading into the fall campaign.

The Democratic proposal passed in a sharply polarized 51-48 vote, while the Republican plan was defeated 45-54.

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Senate rejects GOP oil drilling plan
May 18th, 2011
03:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate rejects GOP oil drilling plan

Washington (CNN) - The Senate rejected a Republican measure Wednesday to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters, signaling a continued partisan stalemate over energy policy and, more specifically, how to respond to rising gas prices.

The bill was defeated in a 42-57 vote. Sixty votes were required for passage.

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Filed under: Republicans • Senate