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Oregon Republican walkout over climate bill drags on

People protested outside the Oregon Capitol on Tuesday over the GOP's walkout.

All 11 senators were again missing Wednesday as they aim to block a vote on an emissions-lowering climate proposal.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 12:33 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Republicans in the Oregon state Senate have now been off the job for one week.

All 11 senators were again missing Wednesday as they aim to block a vote on an emissions-lowering climate proposal. That's despite assurances from the Senate President on Tuesday that the measure doesn't have support even among Democrats.

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Senate Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger said Republicans are "sorting out" what to do next in wake of the president's announcement.

RELATED: GOP WANTS ASSURANCE THAT CLIMATE BILL IS DEAD

The legislative session is set to end Sunday. Gov. Kate Brown says she's prepared to call a special session next week. But the over 100 bills currently in limbo because of the impasse would need to be reintroduced.

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