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First Up for the Lame Duck? Repaying Politcal Favors

November 10, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

When I posted a link on Twitter on Facebook yesterday to the first bill scheduled for a vote in the Senate lame duck session -- the Promoting Natural Gas and Electric Vehicles Act of 2010 -- people asked a good question: why, given the time restraints and all the important issues that need to be dealt with, is this bill getting the first vote? One possible answer is that the vote is part of a straight-up quid pro quo:

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