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Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act of 2008
Bill of vote Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act of 2008 +
Billnumber S3186 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard description As energy prices continue to skyrocket, re As energy prices continue to skyrocket, residential customers will likely bear a record burden this winter. Increasing costs will particularly impact low-income families as they struggle to balance their heating needs with those of food, shelter and other basic necessities. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 3186, which provides $2.5 billion in emergency spending for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which gives low-income families an essential lifeline during the cold winter months. In addition to alleviating energy costs, this funding would help low-income families insulate and weatherize their homes, thus saving energy and decreasing their vulnerability to a continued upward trend in energy costs. On July 26, the Senate rejected the motion by a vote of 50-35 (Senate roll call vote 187), as it failed to reach the 60 vote threshold needed to end debate and move to an up or down vote. YES is the pro-environment vote. own vote. 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 +
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National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Allow the Senate to proceed to a bill boosting funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. July 26. (50-35; 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://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 187 +
Scorecard vote 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  +
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U.S. Senate record vote 187, 110th Congress, Session 2 + , Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act of 2008 + Bill of vote
 

 

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