Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, June 13, 2011

Coburn prompts Senate vote on ethanol subsidies

The Washington Post
By Lori Montgomery, Friday, June 10, 11:20 AM

The anti-tax pledge signed by 95 percent of congressional Republicans faces a key test Tuesday, when the Senate is scheduled to vote on a plan to repeal billions of dollars in annual tax subsidies for ethanol — a move defined by the pledge as a tax hike.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) surprised Senate leaders when he went to the floor late Thursday — hours after many of his colleagues had caught flights home for the weekend — and motioned to force a preliminary vote on the measure.

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