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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S2614 on Feb 8, 2008

Signature Legislation: developing technology for carbon dioxide sequestration
Source: GEAR Act (S.2614)
    Greenhouse Gas Emission Atmospheric Removal Act or the GEAR Act -
  • Declares that it is the policy of the United States to provide incentives to encourage the development and implementation of technology to permanently remove greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere on a significant scale.
  • Establishes within the Department of Energy (DOE) the Greenhouse Gas Emission Atmospheric Removal Commission.
  • Provides financial awards on a competitive basis to entities for the achievement of milestones in developing and applying technology that could significantly slow or reverse the accumulation of GHGs in the atmosphere by permanently capturing or sequestrating those gases without significant countervailing harmful effects.
  • Vests title to intellectual property arising from any awards in U.S. entities. Bars title transfer to an entity not incorporated in the United States until the first obtained patent expires. Authorizes the United States to reserve a license to have such property practiced on its behalf.


    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: Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration (Score: -1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-S2614



Republicans participating in 08-S2614

John Barrasso s1iWY Republican Jr Senator 
Michael Enzi s2oWY Republican Sr Senator 
Orrin Hatch s2oUT Republican Sr Senator 
Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 08-S2614

Mel Martinez s2oFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1


















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