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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-H3441 on Nov 16, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Stop Green Initiative Abuse Act
Source: H.R.3441
Congressional Summary:Amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act to repeal provisions concerning the Department of Energy's weatherization assistance program for low-income persons to increase energy efficiency of dwellings.

Proponent's Comments (Rep. Chuck Fleischmann Press Release):Fleischmann said, "I have worked since day one to balance our budget and stop the 'tax, borrow, spend' mentality that has dominated Washington for far too long. I am glad to introduce legislation to end the Weatherization Assistance Program in order to save billions of dollars."

Other federal programs, such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), are already in place to assist low-income households in managing energy costs. The Dept. of Energy's Inspector General conducted a review of this program concluding that weatherization work on homes was poorly administered and led to potentially harmful effects for home inhabitants.

Opponent's Comments (GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, Nov. 22, 2011):The purpose of the measure is to eliminate the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which provides free weatherization services for low-income households. The WAP has historically been ignored by politicians as a cost-cutting target because its annual budget was, at a few million dollars, relatively small. But its budget ballooned dramatically--to about $5 billion over three years--under the federal stimulus program.

The congressman says the WAP is dispensable because LIHEAP is already in place. Weatherization improvements, however, provide ongoing energy savings rather than one-time assistance with energy bills.

Fleischmann points to a DOE review that called the expanded program "poorly administered." But the main concern identified in that report was the sluggish rollout of services in many states, due to confusion over wage and other implementation requirements.


    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 repealing weatherization assistance for low-income persons (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 2.
  • Headline: Sponsored repealing weatherization assistance for low-income persons (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons (Answer: D)
  • 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-H3441

Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-H3441

Mark Amodei s2oNevada Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee Republican 
Chuck Fleischmann s1pTennessee Republican 
Bill Flores s2oTexas Republican 
Sam Johnson s2oTexas Republican 
Jim Jordan s2oOhio Republican 
Doug Lamborn s2oColorado Republican 
Billy Long s2oMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s2oWyoming Republican 
John Mica s2oFlorida Republican 
Ron Paul s2oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Phil Roe s2oTennessee Republican 
Tom Rooney s2oFlorida Republican 
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia Republican 



Independents participating in 11-H3441



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0


















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