The Republican plan, brought to the floor by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellErnst polls supporters on Obamacare repeal plan Cornyn: Passing Senate healthcare bill by July 4 ‘optimistic’ Sasse has 'nothing to announce' on GOP ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ky.), failed in a 42-57 roll call vote Wednesday afternoon.  

The legislation would have required the Interior Department to hold lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Virginia coast and set a timeline for review of pending offshore drilling permit applications. The bill also would have extended Gulf drilling leases for one year, among other things.

Every Senate Democrat voted against the motion to proceed, along with five Republicans: Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Mike LeeMike LeeSenate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill Time to get Trump’s new antitrust cop on the beat GOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood MORE (Utah), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and David VitterDavid VitterOvernight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator Former senator who crafted chemicals law to lobby for chemicals industry MORE (La.).