July 31, 2003(Key vote)
Title: Energy Omnibus bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would change the nation's energy policies, regarding production, taxes, and operations.
Increases federal control over the nation's electrical power grid.
Allows tax breaks for energy production and conservation.
Encourages and allows for research and exploration of new energy and heating sources.
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.