U.S. House of Representatives record vote 1140, 110th Congress, Session 1

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Scored vote

Scorecard: Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"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."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php)

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 2}}}

Description:

"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)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm)

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