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oildrilling-ban-091219.jpg The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills banning offshore oil and gas drilling in a major part of the U.S. coast. The bill to ban oil and gas leasing off the coast of Atlantic and Pacific oceans was passed by 238 to 189 votes. South Carolina Democrat representative Joe Cunningham, who sponsored the H.R. 1941 measure, said, "Today the House took definitive action to ensure there a

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