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Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard description Motion to invoke cloture to limit debate and allow a vote to repeal 2004 and 2005 tax benefits for oil companies worth $17 billion over 10 years and direct the money to renewable energy. It also would impose a profits tax on the largest oil companies.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// +
Bill of vote Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 +
Billnumber S3044 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard description On June 10, during the heated debate over On June 10, during the heated debate over rising energy prices, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) tried to bring his bill, S. 3044, the Consumer First Energy Act, to the Senate floor for debate. He proposed a package that attempted to reverse the harm imposed by eight years of Bush Administration pro-oil policies by attacking the root causes of high energy prices, providing price relief to American consumers, and supporting investment in clean energy technologies. S. 3044 sought to roll back tax breaks for oil and gas companies and invest those taxpayer dollars in clean, renewable energy and consumer price protection. S. 3044 would implement a 25 percent windfall profits tax on the largest oil companies, protect consumers from price-gouging, and curb excessive market price speculation. The Consumer First Energy Act also included provisions to suspend government purchases of oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), and would have empowered the U.S. Attorney General to bring an enforcement action against any country or company that is colluding to set the price of oil. that is colluding to set the price of oil.
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// +
Modification date
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Allow the Senate to proceed to a bill raising taxes on oil and gas companies and directing the funds to renewable energy. June 10. (51-43; 60 votes required to invoke cloture. Reid voted no so that he could subsequently move to reconsider the vote.)
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 146 +
Scorecard vote Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 2 +
Categories Energy and Environment Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  +
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Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 + , U.S. Senate record vote 146, 110th Congress, Session 2 + Bill of vote


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