Practically the entire Senate Democratic caucus has written a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward, asking the company to create the same kind of $20 billion dollar escrow account that the President will reprortedly seek to pay for economic damages and clean-up costs associated with the Gulf oil spill. The letter was signed by 55 of the 59 members of the caucus: only Mary Landrieu, Robert Byrd, Jeff Bingaman and Kent Conrad failed to add their names.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 14, 2010 2:15 pm|
|By: David Dayen Friday June 4, 2010 12:50 pm|
The idea that David Vitter can say with a straight face that he supports legislation to “remove” the liability cap for BP’s oil spill, and hold them accountable, only makes sense on the surface. You have to ignore a host of past experience, as well as the flawed legislation he’s actually pushing, to arrive at that conclusion.
|By: powwow Saturday September 19, 2009 10:16 am|
Harry Reid quietly reforms Senate process to reinstate open, democratic debate on floor amendments, while simultaneously shepherding through the Senate unConstitutional Bills of Attainder to punish ACORN, on Constitution Day, 2009.