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CLEAN Energy Act of 2007
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard description The House passed new energy regulations ma The House passed new energy regulations mandating increased automobile mileage (paid for by $2.1 billion in new taxes), the production of 36 billion gallons of “biofuels” by 2022, and new energy efficiency standards on appliances, lights, and other consumer goods, while rejecting measures designed to allow an increase in the supplies of domestic oil and gas. ACU opposed this massive expansion of federal authority into the economy and so opposed this bill. into the economy and so opposed this bill.
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard position Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate rejected an amendment to the Energy Policy Bill that would have allowed Virginia to petition for natural gas exploration and drilling in the state’s coastal waters. ACU favors development of domestic energy sources and supported this amendment. , The Senate passed legislation imposing mas The Senate passed legislation imposing massive new regulation on the energy industry, including a rise in automobile mileage to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, a ban on the incandescent light bulb, new energy efficiency mandates for appliances, the use of 15 billion gallons of biofuels by 2015, and the taxpayer subsidy of new energy technologies. ACU opposes this kind of direct government interference in the economy. ct government interference in the economy. , Although the Senate had earlier voted for Although the Senate had earlier voted for new energy regulations, the House then revised them, and the Senate refused to shut off debate and move to a final vote on the revised bill mandating increased automobile mileage, the production of 36 billion gallons of “biofuels” by 2022, and new energy efficiency standards on appliances, lights, and other consumer goods while increasing taxes on domestic oil and gas companies. ACU opposes expansion of federal authority into the economy and so opposed this bill. ACU opposed this massive expansion of welfare programs. his massive expansion of welfare programs. , Voting on a third revision of the Energy B Voting on a third revision of the Energy Bill, the Senate this time voted to pass legislation imposing massive new burdens on the energy industry of the United States while rejecting measures to increase domestic supplies of oil and gas. ACU continued to oppose this intervention in the economy. ACU opposed this massive expansion of welfare programs. his massive expansion of welfare programs.
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard description Dingell (D-MI) motion to concur in a Senat Dingell (D-MI) motion to concur in a Senate amendment to a bill that would require new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards of 35 miles per gallon for cars and light trucks, require 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be used by 2022, and direct the Energy Department to set new energy efficiency standards. A $2.1 billion tax package would cover the cost of the new CAFE standards. cover the cost of the new CAFE standards.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description It would direct the Energy Department to s It would direct the Energy Department to set new energy efficiency standards. The additional amendment would strike a provision requiring utilities to produce 15 percent of their electricity from alternative sources by 2020. It also would increase to $21.8 billion a package of tax incentives that would be offset in part by eliminating or reducing $13 billion in subsidies for major oil and gas companies. subsidies for major oil and gas companies.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 +
Billnumber H6 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard description Vote on the proposal that would increase a Vote on the proposal that would increase and expand Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and require 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be produced and used domestically by 2022. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the CAFÉ standards and the biofuel regulations increase costs and distort the market for cars and fuel. The bill also proposed a tax increase. Passed 314-100. o proposed a tax increase. Passed 314-100.
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard source http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca.php  +
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard description Vote on the proposal that would increase a Vote on the proposal that would increase and expand Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and require 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be produced and used domestically by 2022. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the CAFÉ standards and the biofuel regulations increase costs and distort the market for cars and fuel. This bill also contains a tax increase. Passed 65-27: R 20-23; D 43-4 (ND 39-3, SD 4-1); I 2-0. R 20-23; D 43-4 (ND 39-3, SD 4-1); I 2-0.
Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the 2007 congressional scoreca 1.php +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard description This legislation represents a major step t This legislation represents a major step toward redirecting U.S. energy usage in a cleaner, more sustainable direction. The bill will save American consumers money at the fuel pump and on their heating bills, reduce air and water pollution, and mitigate the threat of global warming. Like its earlier incarnation, the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 this bill recognizes that fossil fuels are not a sustainable option for the nation’s growing energy needs, and that a substantial public investment is needed to jump start the development and promotion of renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies. In the short term, this investment would create jobs producing renewable energy and technology. In the long term, new energy sources and more efficient technology promise environmental and public health benefits, as well as lower costs, for the American middle class. The bill also funds the investments in an appropriate way: by repealing taxpayer subsidies to the oil industry, which is already making booming profits at the expense of middle-class consumers. This legislation also goes beyond what the original CLEAN Energy Act attempted by establishing a Renewable Electricity Standard and stricter fuel economy standards for cars. These improvements marshal even more of the nation’s resources in support of conservation and a shift toward renewable energy, building on advances already adopted in many states to create a more sustainable energy future for the nation. sustainable energy future for the nation.
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard description This legislation represents a major step t This legislation represents a major step toward redirecting U.S. energy usage in a cleaner, more sustainable direction. The bill will save American consumers money at the fuel pump and on their heating bills, reduce air and water pollution, and mitigate the threat of global warming. Like its earlier incarnation, the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 this bill recognizes that fossil fuels are not a sustainable option for the nation’s growing energy needs, and that a substantial public investment is needed to jump start the development and promotion of renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies. In the short term, this investment would create jobs producing renewable energy and technology. In the long term, new energy sources and more efficient technology promise environmental and public health benefits, as well as lower costs, for the American middle class. The bill also funds the investments in an appropriate way: by repealing taxpayer subsidies to the oil industry, which is already making booming profits at the expense of middle-class consumers. This legislation also goes beyond what the original CLEAN Energy Act attempted by establishing a Renewable Electricity Standard and stricter fuel economy standards for cars. These improvements marshal even more of the nation’s resources in support of conservation and a shift toward renewable energy, building on advances already adopted in many states to create a more sustainable energy future for the nation. sustainable energy future for the nation.
Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye  +
Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=63 +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard description This legislation is a massive $300 billion taxpayer subsidy to private agribusinesses. “Nay” votes are scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 senate.php +
Information Technology Industry Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard description Legislation to move the United States towa Legislation to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. renewable energy and energy conservation. , Legislation to move the United States towa Legislation to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infra-structure, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. renewable energy and energy conservation.
Information Technology Industry Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Information Technology Industry Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.itic.org/clientuploads/scorecards/13307 ITI VoteGuide FINAL.pdf +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Increase taxes on energy companies, with the funds used to promote alternative fuels and conservation. January 18. (264-163) , Revise the energy bill to increase fuel-efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, shift energy-tax incentives, and require electric utilities to use renewable-energy sources for 15 percent of their electricity by 2020. December 6. (235-181)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Create a national action plan for reducing oil consumption by 35 percent by 2030. June 12. (63-30) , Speed up the permitting process for oil-refining sites. June 13. (43-52) , Table a proposal to require utilities to produce 20 percent of their electricity from clean- or renewable-energy sources by 2020. June 14. (56-39) , Limit debate on an energy bill setting higher fuel standards for vehicles. June 21. (62-32; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Limit debate on the energy bill to increas Limit debate on the energy bill to increase fuel-efficiency standard to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, shift energy-tax incentives, and require electric utilities to use renewable-energy sources for 15 percent of their electricity by 2020. December 7. (53-42; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) 3-42; 60 votes required to invoke cloture) , Limit debate on the energy bill to increase fuel-efficiency standard to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 and shift energy-tax incentives. December 13. (59-40; 60 votes required to invoke cloture)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 40 + , 209 + , 210 + , 211 + , 225 + , 212 + , 223 + , 226 + , 1140 + , 416 + , 425 + , 430 + , 1177 +
Scorecard vote National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Information Technology Industry Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard description In a significant victory for the Chamber, In a significant victory for the Chamber, the Senate failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to end debate on an amendment to H.R. 6, the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007, that would have levied punitive taxes on the oil and natural gas sector. As a result of this 57-36 vote, the tax increases were not included in the Senate energy package passed on June 21. The tax increase would have exceeded $32 billion and would have singled out the oil and natural gas industry for punitive tax treatment to pay for unproven alternative energy technologies that are not yet economically viable. Moreover, the tax increases likely would have been passed onto consumers, leading to higher prices for gasoline and home heating.Throughout 2007, the Chamber strongly opposed several schemes considered in the House and Senate to target the oil and natural gas sector for new taxes. Fortunately, no punitive tax increases were included in energy policy legislation, ultimately signed into law by President Bush on December 19. into law by President Bush on December 19. , In a victory for the Chamber, the Senate o In a victory for the Chamber, the Senate on December 7 failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to end debate on H.R. 6, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act, which was at the time seriously flawed and unnecessarily anti-business energy legislation. The vote was 53-42. The version of H.R. 6 voted on December 7 would have established an unworkable 15 percent nationwide renewable electricity mandate and a $21 billion tax component that singled out the oil and natural gas industry for punitive tax increases. H.R. 6 was ultimately signed into law without the punitive tax increases or renewable electricity mandate. ncreases or renewable electricity mandate.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv senate.htm +
Categories Energy and Environment Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  +
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