Highway Bill Amendment Defeated That Would Have Sent Billions To Soros, Pickens, Douglas Companies -- Human Events
The Senate Tuesday killed legislation to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to encourage companies to use natural-gas powered vehicles. The legislation also would have benefited wealthy backers of the Democratic measure, including George Soros, T. Boone Pickens, and Kevin G. Douglas.
The amendment to the highway bill required 60 votes to pass but was defeated 51 yeas to 47 nays.
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My Comment: Putting aside the gas jokes, this is a lot of money for a highway amendment bill.