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【时事新闻】多名共和党成员出走 Many Republican members leave

来源:慢速英语   时间:2019-12-09 17:40:00

Oregon’s Republican senators walked out of the Capitol building in Salem on Thursday,and have not returned since then.Their absence has led to the cancellation of a vote on Sunday.Oregon Senate has 30 seats,18 of them held by Democrats.But at least 20 senators have to be present for a vote to take place.Senate Republicans failed to show up and failed to do their jobs.Governor Kate Brown has authorized state police to find the missing senators.But so far none has been tracked down.


俄勒冈州的共和党参议员周四走出了位于塞勒姆的国会大厦,此后再也没有回来。他们的缺席导致周日的投票被取消。俄勒冈州参议院有30个席位,其中18个由民主党占据。但至少有20名参议员出席投票。参议院的共和党人没有出现,也没有做好他们的工作。州长凯特·布朗已经授权州警察找到失踪的参议员。但到目前为止还没有人被追踪到。

We have avoided being within the state boundaries where the governor can exercise at her prerogative---the state troopers that call us back to the State Capitol.The Republican senators fiercely opposed the bill which aims to encourage businesses to switch to green technology.The Democrat backed plan is to slash emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.But Republicans say the ensuing gas and diesel price hikes would disproportionately affect rural Oregonians.They want a statewide referendum on the plan.I am doing the work of my constituents by avoiding saddling all Oregonians with this horrid piece of legislation.


我们避免在州长可以行使其特权的州边界内,也就是那些叫我们回州议会大厦的州警。共和党参议员强烈反对旨在鼓励企业转向绿色技术的法案。民主党支持的计划是到2050年将排放量减少80%,低于1990年的水平。但共和党人表示,随之而来的天然气和柴油价格上涨将不成比例地影响俄勒冈农村居民。他们希望在全州范围内就这项计划举行全民公决。我正在做我的选民的工作,避免让所有俄勒冈人背负这项可怕的立法。


The walkout over the climate change bill affects more than 120 other bills since no votes can be made until the missing Republicans return.Oregon’s Senate President on Sunday appealed to the fugitive lawmakers to return.This is the saddest day of my legislative life.But the Republicans point out that in 2001 House Democrats then a minority staged a five-day walkout to block a Republican bill.It would seem to be hypocritical of the Democrats to use the same,basically the same procedure that we were using,now and then when we use it,they say that it’s not appropriate.The missing senators have been ordered to pay a$500 fine for every day of absence from work.Their supporters have set up an online fundraiser to pay those fines.


对气候变化法案的罢免影响到120多个其他法案,因为在失踪的共和党人返回之前,无法进行投票。俄勒冈州参议院议长周日呼吁在逃议员返回。这是我立法生涯中最悲伤的一天。但共和党人指出,2001年,众议院民主党人随后举行了为期五天的罢工,以阻止共和党的法案。民主党人用的程序和我们用的程序一样,基本上一样,有时我们用的时候,他们会说不合适,这似乎是虚伪的。失踪的参议员们被命令为每天的缺勤支付500美元的罚款。他们的支持者建立了一个在线筹款机构来支付罚款。


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