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Economic Recovery Act of 2008
AFSCME 2008 Senate Scorecard description The Senate blocked consideration of the Ec The Senate blocked consideration of the Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (S. 3604), which would have provided $19.6 billion in federal support for state Medicaid programs, $490 million for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants to support state and local law enforcement and additional funds to avert staffing cuts for child support enforcement. affing cuts for child support enforcement.
AFSCME 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
AFSCME 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
Bill of vote Economic Recovery Act of 2008 +
Billnumber S3604 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard description In recent years, oil companies have pressu In recent years, oil companies have pressured government agencies to open up 1.9 million acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to develop oil shale. Development of oil shale requires huge amounts of energy and water resources, a process that produces global warming emissions that far surpass those of conventional fossil fuels. Additionally, the viability of oil shale as an energy source and its further environmental impacts are uncertain. In 2007, Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) and Representatives John Salazar (D-CO) and Mark Udall (D-CO) worked to institute a 12-month moratorium on leasing lands for oil-shale development, a provision that passed both chambers of Congress and was eventually signed into law. Unfortunately, facing strong opposition to clean energy solutions, this year Congress passed a continuing budget resolution that let the oil shale moratorium expire. To address the growing economic crisis, Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Robert Byrd (D-WV) introduced S. 3604, an economic stimulus package. The bill included a provision to extend the moratorium on oil shale development for a second period of 12 months. In addition, the bill provided funding for energy and environment programs, including investments in public transportation, clean energy and energy efficiency, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and home weatherization. On September 26, the Senate rejected the motion to proceed by a 52-42 vote (Senate roll call vote 206). YES is the pro-environment vote. ote 206). YES is the pro-environment vote.
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.lcv.org/2008-pdf.pdf +
Modification date
Roll call number 206 +
Scorecard vote AFSCME 2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 2 +
Categories Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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Economic Recovery Act of 2008 + , U.S. Senate record vote 206, 110th Congress, Session 2 + Bill of vote
 

 

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