Salem, Ore. — Senate President Peter Courtney announced Tuesday morning on the Senate floor that the Cap and Trade Bill (HB2020) does not have the votes to pass because there are not enough Democrats who support it.

The comment came as the Senate came to order for the 6th day with no Republicans present.

Courtney said “House Bill 2020 does not have the votes on the Senate Floor, that will not change.”

Senate Republicans walked out of the Senate last week to block a vote on the bill.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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