The Senate voted to preserve corporate welfare for Big Oil yesterday.
Yesterday, the Senate voted down an amendment to its tax extenders bill, proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), that would have cut $35 billion in tax subsidies to Big Oil companies, redirecting $25 billion to reduce the deficit and $10 billion to energy-efficiency grants. The vote was 35-61.
In other words, 61 senators voted to preserve $35 billion in corporate welfare for oil companies. That includes 21 Democrats, by the way.