2007 Scorecard Vote
During the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress, the House voted on H.R. 6, the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007. This bill demonstrated a new commitment to shifting royalties and tax incentives away from big oil and gas companies toward renewable energy and energy efficiency. It essentially closed a tax loophole that exempted offshore fuel producers from paying federal royalties when fuel prices reach certain thresholds. By ensuring that the oil companies pay their fair share in federal royalties, this bill created $14 billion in new funds for research into alternative energy sources and future conservation measures. On January 18, 2007, the House voted 264-163 in favor of the bill (House roll call vote 40). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.