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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-HR097 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Free Industry Act
Source: HR97&HR153
Congressional Summary of H.R.97:
    Amends the Clean Air Act to:
  1. exclude from the definition of the term "air pollutant" carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride; and
  2. declare that nothing in the Act shall be treated as authorizing or requiring the regulation of climate change or global warming.

Congressional Summary of H.R.153, "Ensuring Affordable Energy Act":

    Prohibits any funds appropriated or otherwise available for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from being used to implement or enforce:
  1. a cap-and-trade program (any regulatory program that provides for the sale, auction, or other distribution of a limited amount of allowances that permit the emission of one or more greenhouse gases); or
  2. any statutory or regulatory requirement pertaining to emissions of one or more greenhouse gases from stationary sources that is issued after January 1, 2011.

OnTheIssues Explanation:These two related bills exclude the EPA from taking on global warming by defining greenhouse gases as a "pollutant." These bills do not directly oppose regulating greenhouse gases nor cap-and-trade; either could still be accomplished by an act of Congress. Instead, they REQUIRE an act of Congress, rather than letting the President and the EPA bypass Congress by regulatory implementation instead of legislative implementation.


    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: No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting EPA regulation of greenhouse gas

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 2.
  • Headline: No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting EPA regulation of greenhouse gas (Answer: B)
  • 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-HR097

Dan Boren s1oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HR097

Rodney Alexander s1oLouisiana Republican 
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2iTennessee Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Charles Boustany s1oLouisiana Republican 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Paul Broun s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Quico Canseco s1oTexas Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s1oWest Virginia Republican 
John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
Jason Chaffetz s1oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Mike Coffman s1oColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1oOklahoma Republican 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
Geoff Davis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Renee Ellmers s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Bill Flores s1oTexas Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Bob Gibbs s1oOhio Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s1oMissouri Republican 
Nan Hayworth s1oNew York Republican 
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Tim Huelskamp s1oKansas Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Steve King s1oIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
Billy Long s1oMissouri Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming Republican 
Dan Lungren s1oCalifornia Republican 
Connie Mack s1oFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Buck McKeon s1oCalifornia Republican 
David McKinley s1oWest Virginia Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Mike Pence s1oIN Republican Governor 
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas Republican 
Dennis Rehberg s1oMontana Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Jim Renacci s1oOhio Republican 
Phil Roe s1oTennessee Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 
Steve Scalise s1oLA Republican challenger 
Aaron Schock s1oIllinois Republican 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Adrian Smith s1oNebraska Republican 
Marlin Stutzman s1oIndiana Republican 
John Sullivan s1oOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 
Todd Young s1oIndiana Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR097

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 73
Independents: 1


















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