Bipartisan Hat-Trick Caps Senate Session for McCaskill
At 2:00am Votes, McCaskill gains Senate approval for trio of bills protecting U.S. consumers from European Union carbon tax, preventing foreign regulation of the Internet, and improving judicial boundaries
September 24, 2012
WASHINGTON - Capping a Senate work period with a legislative hat-trick of bipartisan accomplishments, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill this morning won Senate approval for three measures to protect Missouri's consumers from a European tax scheme, prevent foreign regulation of the Internet, and improve judicial boundaries in Missouri.
The Senate gave early morning approval, with votes at approximately 2:00 a.m. ET, to the following legislation:
- McCaskill-Thune: legislation cosponsored by McCaskill and Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) to protect Missouri consumers and American jobs from a European Union tax on the U.S. airline industry. The McCaskill-Thune bill was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as unions representing airline employees, and it now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. More information HERE.
- McCaskill-Rubio: legislation cosponsored by McCaskill and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to prevent foreign regulation of the Internet. The measure was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Google, and a variety of industry groups including USTelecom and the Software and Information Industry Association. The bill now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. More information HERE.
- McCaskill-Blunt: legislation cosponsored by McCaskill and Senator Roy Blunt, as well as Mississippi Republican Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, to adjust and improve judicial boundaries in Missouri and Mississippi, making them more effective for the areas they serve. The bill also now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. More information HERE.
"A lot of folks are cynical about Congress being able to work together these days, and I don't blame them-but this progress shows what's possible when you're willing to reach across the aisle, and when you keep at it," McCaskill said. "Missourians expect me to work with Republicans and Democrats alike to keep protecting and expanding job and business opportunities, and that's exactly what I plan to keep on doing."
The McCaskill-Thune and McCaskill-Rubio legislation now join a long list of measures that passed the Senate with bipartisan support and now await action in the U.S. House-a list that includes the Farm Bill and the Postal reform bill.
Read more about McCaskill's bipartisan accomplishments HERE.
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