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Oregon House GOP joins Senate Republicans'
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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/26/2020 11:57:25 AM

House Republicans walked out of the Oregon Capitol on Tuesday, joining their Senate colleagues in protest of a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill. "Oregon House Republicans are taking a stand, with working families, in opposing cap and trade and this rigged process," House Republican Leader Christine Drazan, R-Canby, said in a statement. (snip) Walking out denies the House of Representatives the quorum it needs to conduct business on the floor. House Democrats hold a supermajority of 38 members, but they need two Republicans to reach the two-thirds quorum of 40.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Right Time 2/26/2020 12:13:30 PM (No. 330256)
Democrats intend to jam a Cap and Trade law through that will hit voters and especially farming/rural voters hard....But they refuse to go to the people to pass a resolution. Cap and Trade in Oregon will do nothing to halt the global warming boogeyman hoax. Might as well just throw the money into the Pacific. And these Dems call all who oppose/object to them as nazis?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/26/2020 12:20:19 PM (No. 330268)
How about cap and trade on donuts?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1 2/26/2020 2:05:46 PM (No. 330365)
How about a cap and trade on demoncrats? Like one only in a legislator, as a token, and trade the rest to the Chinese for future considerations...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 2/26/2020 3:39:23 PM (No. 330459)
I never understood why the Republicans on schiff-for-brains' and Jerrold the Hutt's committees didn't do this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 2/26/2020 3:52:22 PM (No. 330479)
Mention Climate Change and voters here in Portland (who basically control all of Oregon) fall on their backs with their tongues hanging out like submissive dogs. This stupid, stupid law will stifle Oregon's economy and place needless economic hardship on anyone whose bottom line is affected by gas prices (including Uber drivers, like me)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 2/26/2020 4:38:28 PM (No. 330514)
There is no consensus to reach. CA has that cap & trade carp and all it has done is double out monthly energy bills - for no good reason!! Give in at your own peril, GOPe.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: or gate 2/26/2020 7:40:07 PM (No. 330684)
That is all Oregon leaders can do is raise taxes to buy dead horses.
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