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HR 4503 - Energy Omnibus bill - National Key Vote

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (244-178) - (Key vote)
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Title: Energy Omnibus bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to implement comprehensive energy legislation.

  • Adjusts energy reduction goals and performance requirements for federal buildings and for many new commercial and consumer products.
  • Provides funding for energy efficiency programs for public buildings and low-income communities.
  • Reauthorizes the Renewable Energy Production program to include incentives for renewable resource production.
  • Includes a renewable fuels requirement to add five billion gallons per year of ethanol and other renewable resources to the nation's gasoline.
  • Provides funding for existing and new coal-based research and development.
  • Establishes a national center or consortium for clean power and energy.
  • Creates a transportation fuel program involving alternative fuels for duel-fueled vehicles, fuel credits for medium and heavy duty dedicated vehicles, and lease condensates.
  • Implements pilot programs that focuses on alternative fueled vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles.
  • Allows for the construction of a natural gas pipeline from the Alaskan North Slope to the lower 48 States.
  • Establishes energy production incentives that include natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico and oil and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
  • Sets guidelines to improve the operation and reliability of electric transmission networks.
  • Expands FERC's merger authority and requires review of elimination of duplication and onerous conditions under FERC's merger review authority.
  • Prohibits the use of methyl tertiary butyl in motor vehicle fuel by December 31, 2014 but gives the President the authority to nullify this prohibition by June 30, 2014.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Energy Omnibus bill


  • Joe Linus Barton (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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