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Sen. Warner’s comment on today’s symbolic 40-59 cloture vote to strike ethanol subsidies. Sixty votes were required to invoke cloture and limit debate.

“I think we should end the subsidy for corn-based ethanol, but I could not support the way in which Senator Coburn’s amendment was brought to the floor for a vote. The Senate will have another opportunity to vote on this issue next week in a process that follows long-established procedures of the Senate, and I will vote to phase-out the ethanol subsidy.”