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April 7, 2011

Senate Votes - S. 493: SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011

S. 493: SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011

Previous Senate Votes


S.Amdt. 236 by Sen. Baucus [D-MT]
To prohibit the regulation of greenhouse gases from certain sources.
Amendment Rejected 7-93 (3/5 required)
Senate defeats amendment to exempt farmers from climate rules
The Senate defeated an amendment in a 93-7 vote Wednesday that would have exempted farmers and some small businesses from the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse-gas regulations. Prior to the vote, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who sponsored the bill, argued that small companies and farmers ought to be exempt because a small group of large companies emit the majority of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

S.Amdt. 277 by Sen. Stabenow [D-MI]
To suspend, for 2 years, any Environmental Protection Agency enforcement of greenhouse gas regulations, to exempt American agriculture from greenhouse gas regulations, and to increase the number of companies eligible to participate in the successful Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit Program.
Amendment Rejected 7-93 (3/5 required)

S.Amdt. 215 by Sen. Rockefeller [D-WV]
To suspend, until the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, any Environmental Protection Agency action under the Clean Air Act with respect to carbon dioxide or methane pursuant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions.
Amendment Rejected 12-88 (3/5 required)
Senate rejects two-year moratorium on emissions regulation

S.Amdt. 183 by Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.
Amendment Rejected 50-50 (3/5 required)
Floor Speech: Cap and Trade

Senate rejects GOP amendment to block EPA climate rules
The Senate split 50-50 on an amendment that would have permanently blocked the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Senate shoots down GOP measure to block EPA from regulating carbon fails
On Wednesday the United States Senate rejected a Republican led effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulated carbon, with a 50-50 vote. Sixty votes were needed to secure passage. Four Democrats voted in favor of the measure: Sens. Ben Nelson, Neb., Mark Pryor, Ark., Mary Landrieu, and Joe Manchin, W.Va.. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine was the sole GOP "no" vote.

Today's Senate vote means that Obama owns carbon regulation

Senate rejects block to EPA regs
The vote sends a strong signal that the Senate won't endorse a roll back the agency's authority.

S.Amdt. 286 by Sen. Inouye [D-HI]
To provide for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit recommended rescissions in accordance with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 for Government programs and agencies with duplicative and overlapping missions.
Amendment Rejected 57-43 (3/5 required)

S.Amdt. 273 by Sen. Coburn [R-OK]
To save at least $5 billion by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping government programs.
Amendment Agreed to 64-36 (3/5 required)

Recap: Votes signify big step forward on small business bill
The Senate appears close to moving forward with a bill reauthorizing two programs in the Small Business Administration (SBA) after moving through a number of amendments on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the votes on all of Wednesday’s amendments. All needed 60 votes to clear through Senate rules.

1 comment:

  1. My god, what has this country come to. 150 amendments proposed (mostly pork earmarks) for a focussed and important small business bill S.493 together with many other amendments apparently meant to kill S.493 with detractions! And to think that we actually elected congressmen to file these earmarks (in this case mostly the Tea Party) to help govern America.
    Bill in New Jersey


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