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U.S. Senate record vote 416, 110th Congress, Session 1
Bill of vote CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
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:// +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description 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)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http:// votes.htm +
Roll call number 416 +
Scorecard vote Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard description 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:// senate.htm +
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