Clear63° FULL FORECASTClear63° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

LeMieux puts hold on federal drilling bill

17

September

U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has called for a hold on legislation that would end the federal ban on gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a move that follows through on a pledge he made immediately after being sworn in last week.

"Given the important of this issue to Florida, I would like to be consulted before any efforts or agreements are reached to advance legislation dealing with drilling in the Gulf of Mexico," LeMieux wrote in a letter to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

The procedural move speaks to the "unanimous consent" rules that govern the Senate agenda.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:18pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...