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August 18, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 3221, H.R. 2776 - Energy Bills

On Motion to Adjourn
Failed 136-246


H.Res. 615: Providing for consideration of H.R. 3221, H.R. 2776

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 220-186

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 215-191


H.R. 3221: New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

H.Amdt. 748 (Udall, D-NM): An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 110-300 to require electric suppliers, other than governmental entities and rural electric cooperatives, to provide 15 percent of their electricity using renewable energy resources by the year 2020. Allows 4 percent of the requirement to be satisfied with electricity efficiency measures.
Agreed to 220-190

H.Amdt. 751 (Arcuri, D-NY): An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 110-300 to repeal the availability of Federal eminent domain authority for use by companies permitted by FERC to construct or modify transmission lines within National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors. In place of this, the amendment would amend section 216(e) of the Federal Power Act to require permitted companies to proceed in accordance with state law.
Failed 169-245

H.Amdt. 755 (Sali, R-ID): An amendment numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 110-300 to provide a sense of the Congress to recognize and support large and small scale conventional hydropower.
Agreed to 402-9

H.Amdt. 764 (Cleaver, D-MO): An amendment numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 110-300 to prohibit any Federal agency, including any office of the legislative branch, from acquiring a light duty motor vehicle or medium duty motor vehicle that is not a low greenhouse gas emitting vehicle.
Agreed to 218-196

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H9875-9913; text: CR H9875-9913)
Failed 169-244

On Passage
Passed 241-172


H.R. 2776: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007

Debate, Votes

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H9944-9451; text: CR H9944-9949)
Failed 65-346

On Passage
Passed 221-189


Conservative concerns with the Energy Bills

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