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Cloture Not Invoked
June 21, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Alternative Energy Subsidies
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to invoke closure on an amendment to an amendment that provides tax credits for alternative energy.
Extends the renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit through Jan. 1, 2014 (sec. 801).
Provides $3.6 billion for clean renewable energy bonds in 2008-2011 (sec. 802).
Provides $3.8 billion in tax credits for advanced coal technology (sec. 810).
Extends the Bio-Diesel income tax credit to Dec. 31, 2010 (sec. 825).
Extends the alternative fuel credit to Dec. 31, 2012 (sec. 827).
Provides a $2,500 tax credit for plug in electric vehicles, including an increased tax credit for larger electric vehicles and provisions for battery capacity (sec. 842).
Extends the Energy Efficient Home tax credit to Dec. 31, 2011 (sec. 852).
Includes tax credits for energy efficient appliances (sec. 854).
Increases the oil spill liability trust fund tax to 10 cents and extends the tax to 2017 (sec. 883).
Extends foreign ethanol tariff to 2011 (sec. 831).
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