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December 14, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 6: CLEAN Energy Act

H.R. 6: Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act of 2007

Debate

Votes - Previous Cloture Vote

Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment with an Amendment
Motion to Invoke Cloture Rejected 59-40
Senate Moving to Pass Energy Bill Without Tax Provisions
Bowing to a White House veto threat, the Senate agreed Thursday to move forward with a major energy bill that omits two sections President Bush refused to accept. By a single vote, the Senate refused to advance the bill while it included $21.8 billion in tax incentives for conservation and renewable energy. The tax package faced a veto threat because it targeted subsidies for the oil and gas industry to offset the cost of the proposed incentives.

Motion to Concur in the Amendment of the House to the Amendment of the Senate to the Text of H.R. 6, with an Amendment
Agreed to 86-8


Senate Passes Comprehensive Energy Bill Without Tax Provisions
The Senate confidently passed a pared-down energy bill Thursday, stripping out a $21.8 billion package of tax incentives that drew a presidential veto threat and failed a key test vote just hours earlier.

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