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Landrieu Holds Up Nominee Over Oil Drill Ban
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Source: Associated Press

Louisiana Senator Vows to Block OMB Nominee Jacob Lew Unless Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Lifted

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday she will block a Senate vote to confirm the nominee to a key White House economic office to protest the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf.

Landrieu, a Democrat, said she will object to a vote on Jacob Lew to head the Office of Management and Budget until the administration lifts or significantly modifies the moratorium imposed last May after the BP oil spill.

"I cannot support further action on Mr. Lew's nomination to be a key economic advisor to the president until I am convinced that the president and his administration understand the detrimental impacts that the actual and de facto moratoria continue to have on the Gulf Coast," she said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.



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  -Landrieu Holds Up Nominee Over Oil Drill Ban cal04  Sep-23-10 06:03 PM   #0 
  - What does one thing have to do with the other?  tularetom   Sep-23-10 06:10 PM   #1 
  - What is wrong with these people?  CLANG   Sep-23-10 06:15 PM   #2 
  - Goodbye Landrieu! She is just working on her Golden Parachute for when she is no longer a Senator.nt  w4rma   Sep-23-10 06:17 PM   #3 
  - She can leave now. She has already  asjr   Sep-23-10 06:27 PM   #4 
  - They guy Sanders is voting against?  Umbral   Sep-23-10 07:02 PM   #5 
  - The one and only way in which Democratics should be more like repubs -  groundloop   Sep-23-10 08:12 PM   #6 
  - Is she up for reelection this year?  florida08   Sep-23-10 08:30 PM   #7 
  - DINO  blackspade   Sep-23-10 08:47 PM   #8 
 

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