TV News LIES

Saturday, Mar 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil

Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil

E-mail Print PDF

In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed. The only two Republicans to break rank were Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

A Think Progress Green analysis shows how oil and gas companies have funneled cash to the same senators who protected its handouts:

Republicans have taken an overwhelming 88 percent of oil and gas contributions this election cycle. While showering politicans with cash, the oil industry also spent over $146,000,000 on lobbying last year.

Although 55 percent of Americans want to see Big Oil welfare end, the GOP once again largely acted in-line with their Big Oil donors.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Intel Dem blasts decision to cancel public hearing

Adam SchiffThe ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday denounced the cancellation of an open...

Thursday vote on health care bill canceled

Mark MeadowsPresident Donald Trump and conservative House Freedom Caucus members failed to strike a deal on the...

GOP Rep. Hunter under criminal campaign finance investigation

Rep. Hunter being invetigatedThe Justice Department is investigating Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), the House Ethics Committee revealed in a...

Schumer: Dems Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Chuck SchmerOn the final day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Senate Democratic leader...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!