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Methane vote first Republican failure to overturn Obama-era rule

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When the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated repealing a regulation on methane emissions from oil drilling, it marked the first time since President Donald Trump's election that Republicans failed in an attempt to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn Obama-era rules.

A glance at votes on Capitol Hill for the week of 5/8/17-5/12/17:

On the resolution to repeal the Obama-era rule on methane emissions, meant to prevent hundreds of thousands of tons of methane from escaping in the atmosphere each year:

Senate voted 49 yes, 51 no

Tennessee

Yes Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

Yes Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

No Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

No Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

On nomination of Robert Lighthizer of Florida as U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador

Senate confirmed 82 to 14

Tennessee

Yes Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

Yes Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

Yes Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

Yes Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

On nomination of Scott Gottlieb of Connecticut as Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services:

Senate confirmed 57 to 42

Tennessee

Yes Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

Yes Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

No Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

No Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

On nomination of Heather Wilson of South Dakota as Secretary of the Air Force

Senate confirmed 76 to 22

Tennessee

Yes Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN

Yes Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN

Virginia

Yes Sen. Timothy Kaine, D-VA

Yes Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

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