2014 Recent Vote
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) offered a substitute amendment to H.R. 3474, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2014, which would extend a series of tax incentives, including vital clean energy tax credits. The series of tax extenders, known collectively as the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, would maintain several energy efficiency incentives and continue the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable energy, which is particularly critical to the continued growth of wind energy. Clean energy tax credits like the PTC have a proven track record of increasing investment, reducing costs, and creating jobs, all without polluting the air that we breathe. On May 15, the Senate rejected the EXPIRE Act by a vote of 53-40 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 157). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.