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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-H3307 on Nov 2, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension
Source: H.R.3307
Congressional Summary:Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend through 2016 the tax credit for electricity produced from wind, biomass, geothermal or solar energy, landfill gas, trash, hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy facilities.

Proponent's Comments (Governor's Wind Energy Coalition letter of Nov. 15, 2011 signed by 23 governors):Although the tax credit for wind energy has long enjoyed bipartisan support, it is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2012. Wind-related manufacturing is beginning to slow in our states because the credit has not yet been extended. If Congress pursues a last minute approach to the extension, the anticipated interruption of the credit's benefits will result in a significant loss of high-paying jobs in a growing sector of the economy. We strongly urge Congress to adopt a more consistent and longer-term federal tax policy to support wind energy development, such as H.R. 3307.

The leading wind project developers and manufacturers are slowing their plans for 2013 and beyond due to the current uncertainty. The ripple effect of this slow down means reduced orders for turbines and decreased business for the hundreds of manufacturers who have entered the wind industry in our states. When Congress allowed the tax credit to expire in 1999, 2001, and 2003, the development of new wind installations dropped significantly, between 73% and 93%, and thousands of jobs were lost. Providing renewable energy tax credits in order to provide consistency with conventional energy tax credits is the right policy to move the nation forward in an energy sector that offers global export opportunities and the ability to modernize a segment of our electric production infrastructure.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: Sponsored extending through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit (Score: 2)
  • Headline 3: Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 2.
  • Headline: Sponsored extending through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit (Answer: A)
  • Headline 3: Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 2 on Energy: When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
    • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
    • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-H3307

Neil Abercrombie s3sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Mike Beebe s3sAR Democratic Governor 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Beshear s3sKY Democratic Governor 
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic Challenger 
Jerry Brown s3sCA Democratic Governor 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012) 
Andrew Cuomo s3sNY Democratic Governor 
Mark Dayton s3sMN Democratic Governor 
Lloyd Doggett s2oTexas Democrat 
John Garamendi s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Christine Gregoire s3sWA Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013) 
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois Democrat 
John Hickenlooper s3sCO Democratic Governor 
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s2oNew York Democrat 
Bill Keating s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
John Kitzhaber s3sOR Democratic Governor 
John Larson s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s2oMichigan Democrat 
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s2oCalifornia Democrat 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Bill Owens s2oNew York Democrat 
Deval Patrick s3sMA Democratic Governor 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat 
Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Jared Polis s2oColorado Democrat 
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Pat Quinn s3sIL Democratic Governor 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
Brian Schweitzer s3sMT Former Democratic Challenger (now Governor) 
Terri Sewell s2oAlabama Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York Democrat 
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Earl Ray Tomblin s3sWV Democratic Governor 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 11-H3307

Mark Amodei s2oNevada Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s2oMaryland Republican 
Charlie Bass s2oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Rick Berg s2oND Republican Challenger 
Terry Branstad s3sIA Republican Governor 
Sam Brownback s3sKS Republican Governor 
Lincoln Chafee s3sRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Tom Cole s2oOklahoma Republican 
Rick Crawford s2oArkansas Republican 
Jack Dalrymple s3sND Republican Governor 
Dennis Daugaard s3sSD Republican Governor 
Bob Dold s2oIllinois Republican challenger 
Mary Fallin s3sOK Republican Governor 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Timothy Johnson s2oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Tom Latham s2oIowa Republican 
Paul LePage s3sME Republican Governor 
Frank Dean Lucas s2oOklahoma Republican 
Susana Martinez s3sNM Republican Governor 
Kristi Noem s2oSouth Dakota Republican 
Dave Reichert s1pWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Jim Renacci s2oOhio Republican 
Rick Scott s3sFL Republican Governor 
Don Young s2oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 11-H3307



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 60
Republicans: 25
Independents: 0


















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