Republican lawmakers returned to the Senate in Oregon on Saturday after a nine-day protest against protests against a broader climate. Nine of the 12 Senate Republicans returned on Saturday after Democrats did not have the 16 votes needed to pass the state carbon hat, according to The Associated Press. Upon return, the senators voted 17-10 to return the commission's proposal, effectively killing him for the legislative session, according to the AP.
Democrats have 18 seats in the Senate, and Republicans have 12, but at least 20 MPs have to attend to meet the quorum to vote on legislation. The legislation was adopted by the state-controlled state. Republicans represent their move as a victory.
"Our exit mission was to kill the hat and trade," said Senate Minority Leader Herman Barshteiger (R). "And that's what we did."
At the time of leaving, Democratic Governor Kate Brown (D) sent the state police to return the Republicans to the Senate. MEPs then left the state to go under Oregon state police.
Senate President Peter Courtney (D) said on Tuesday that the bill does not have the necessary votes to vote after the start of the killing.
"What I want to say, I say at my own will, no one told me to say that," he said. "HB 2020 has no votes in the Senate floor, which will not change."