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S Amdt 4329 to S Con Res 70 - Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium - Key Vote

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Gordon Smith voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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NOTE: THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT BUDGET RESOLUTION THAT SETS THE FUNDING LEVEL FOR DISCRETIONARY SPENDING. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW, BUT IS USED AS A GUIDE FOR CONGRESS AS IT PASSES THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND OTHER BILLS.

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (56-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that permits the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to increase spending levels on certain energy-related programs, including the development of oil and natural gas resources in coastal areas not covered by a Presidential or Congressional Moratorium.

Highlights:
  • Allows the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to revise spending levels on certain energy-related programs in a manner to encourage the replacement of conventional wood stoves, the use of smart electricity meters in homes and businesses, the capture and storage of carbon dioxide emission from coal projects, the development of oil and natural gas resources in coastal areas not covered by a Presidential or Congressional Moratorium -- as long as the spending level changes do not increase the federal deficit during the 2008 to 2013 timeframe or the 2008 to 2018 timeframe.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium

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