The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee may have entered a new era of partisanship.

The committee famous for working across party lines faced heavy resistance yesterday from Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as it marked up its first legislation of the new Congress.

The tea party favorite voted against bipartisan energy efficiency and hydropower measures from panel Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and ranking member Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Cash strapped states are obviously having issue with millions of dollars of items being purchased in their state, and shipped out without a single penny of tax being paid on them. Amazon has a gigantic warehouse in Kentucky, and multiple major distribution centers around the country, and many contracted local distributors that help get their items to customers fast. 

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