Climate Change Bill Passes, Castle Votes Aye

Filed in National by on June 26, 2009

Here is the roll call on the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Aye: 219
No: 212

8 Republicans voted Aye:
Castle (DE, duh)
LoBiondo (NJ)
Lance (NJ)
Smith (NJ)
Kirk (IL)
Reichert (WA)
McHugh (NY)
Bono Mack (CA)

44 Dems voted against:
Altmire (PA)
Dahlkemper (PA)
Holden (PA)
Arcuri (NY)
Massa (NY)
Costa (CA)
Stark (CA)
Foster (IL)
Costello (IL)
Kucinich (OH)
DeFazio (OR)
Kissell (NC)
McIntyre (NC)
Nye (VA)
Kirkpatrick (AZ)
Mitchell (AZ)
Salazar (CO)
Wilson (OH)
Donnelly (IN)
Ellsworth (IN)
Mollohan (WV)
Rahall (WV)
Berry (AR)
Ross (AR)
Melancon (LA)
Barrow (GA)
Marshall (GA)
Davis (TN)
Tanner (TN)
Pomeroy (ND)
Herseth Sandlin (SD)
Rodriguez (TX)
Ortiz (TX)
Edwards (TX)
Boren (OK)
Bright (AL)
Davis (AL)
Griffith (AL)
Childers (MS)
Taylor (MS)
Matheson (UT)
Minnick (ID)

“Moderate” Republicans who should catch hell for opposing this:
Cao (LA)
King (NY)
Lee (NY)
Bartlett (MD)
Garrett (NJ)
Freylinghuysen (NJ)
Biggert (IL)
Wolf (VA)
Dent (PA)
Gerlach (PA)
Dreier (CA)
Rohrabacher (CA)
Brown-Waite (FL)
Ros-Lehtinen (FL)
Diaz-Balart (both) (FL)
Paulsen (MN)
Terry (NE)

Credit is due to some Moderate Dems voting Aye
Kratovil (MD)
Shuler (NC)
Skelton (MO)
Cuellar (TX)
Gordon (TN)
Teague (NM)
Markey (CO)
Moore (KS)
Yarmuth (KY)
Murtha (PA)
Sestak (PA)
Peterson (MN)
Periello (VA)
Space (OH)
Thompson (MS)
Titus (NV)

Someone wanna explain to me why Henry Cuellar supported it and Ciro Rodriguez didn’t? Topsy-turvy.

Keep in mind, Kucinich, Stark, and DeFazio likely voted against because the bill didn’t go far enough (or gave too much money to so-called “clean coal”). Not sure about Costa.

Anyway, what the heck is the point of all those coal giveaways if we couldn’t get the support of Mollohan and Rahall? Effing coalmongers.

UPDATE: Burnt Orange Report on the Texas delegation:

Now i know Edwards has a conservative, rural district. But Ortiz and Rodriguez? If memory serves, Rodriguez lost a primary to Henry Cuellar after redistricting, and lost because Cuellar ran to the right of him. Now, then how in the world is Cuellar voting yes and Rodriguez no? Rodriguez’s district is also home to the most renewable energy potential of any part of not only Texas but possibly the country. And he’ll vote no on renewable energy? Too bad those hundreds of wind turbines that produce clean energy and local jobs out in Fort Stockton can’t vote.

And Ortiz? I guess the bill was good enough for the refiners in Houston (as evidenced by Gene Green’s vote) but not the refiners in Corpus Christi? #EPIC FAIL#

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  1. It’s a strange coalition for sure. Some Democrats voted no because they didn’t think it went far enough. It’s one of those bills that pretty much everyone hates.

  2. Sign me up for hating it.

    It is DOA in the senate. More than 4 Democrats will replace McCain, Collins, and Snowe.

  3. Bob says:

    How does it feel to hate America, hate American families, and hate liberty? How does it feel to hate your country so much you support a bill that destroys it?


  4. Art Downs says:

    Is the Representative Davis of Tennessee really a Democrat? Are there two of them from that state?

  5. xstryker says:

    Art, Lincoln Davis is a Democrat (a Blue Dog, of course). You’re thinking of former Republican Rep. David Davis, who lost in a primary last cycle to current Rep. Phil Roe. David Davis replaced Bill Jenkins, who retired in 2006. But yes, in the 110th congress, Tennessee had two Representatives named Davis, one Democrat and one Republican.

  6. xstryker says:

    David, nice to see you placing so much faith in Democrats. 😉

  7. xstryker says:

    How does it feel to hate America, hate American families, and hate liberty? How does it feel to hate your country so much you support a bill that destroys it?


    I dunno, Bob, how does it feel to be so filled with hate? I don’t know if you’ve noticed the amount of rain we’ve gotten in the past few weeks, Bob, while California withers under one of the worst droughts on record. Maybe you’ve not noticed the uptick in the number of huricanes hitting the Gulf Coast in the past decade, or the the fact that most of the warmest years on record have occurred within the past decade and a half. Perhaps you’ve missed all the glaciers sliding into the sea, the opening of the Northwest Passage for the first time in recorded history, or the fact that Delaware is almost entirely at sea-level.

    So, really, Bob, how does it feel to hate your country so much that you would rather see it destroyed than see factories and power plants invest in emissions-reducing technology with govenment support?

  8. How is some regulatory scheme supposed to be more efficient at fighting climate change than utilizing the information from the TTAPS study, one of the most groundbreaking scientific papers since “The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”?