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House passes GOP energy bill, 237-187
The Hill ^ | 2/16/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 02/16/2012 5:25:44 PM PST by ColdOne

The House on Thursday evening passed a bill that seeks to encourage oil shale development, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as force approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The House approved the bill on a party line vote of 237-187. Despite Democratic objections to the bill throughout the week, 21 Democrats joined the GOP majority in the final vote, offsetting the 21 Republicans who voted against it.

The Protecting Investment in Oil Shale, the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act, H.R. 3408, is seen by Republicans as a way to expand drilling and create revenues for the government that would help fund the GOP's highway authorization bill.

But Democrats spent the week arguing that the bill would not create the revenues Republicans hoped, and would lead to environmental damage. Democrats seized on the oil shale language in particular by arguing that even energy companies believe significant oil shale production is decades away.

"What they do is, they bring out proposals here that try to build real highways with fake oil revenues that are never going to materialize," Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said in Wednesday's debate. "So rather than working here in the real world, where the real transportation needs of our country are dealt with real revenues that are coming in, they talk about oil shale, which Shell [Oil Co.] says is at least another 10 years away."

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1 posted on 02/16/2012 5:25:51 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I think we need to know who the 21 Republicans are that voted against this.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 5:28:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

So, whol were the 21 Republicans who voted against this bill?


3 posted on 02/16/2012 5:28:35 PM PST by Eva
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To: ColdOne

The GOP should do one of these bills everyday and then run to the cameras outside the chamber and tell the Lame Stream Media what they did.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 5:29:45 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: ColdOne

Me, too. Which Republicans voted against it?


5 posted on 02/16/2012 5:34:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red_Devil 232

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll071.xml#N

here ya go. GOP in roman, Dem in italics, Independents are underlined


6 posted on 02/16/2012 5:34:42 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: ColdOne

DOA in the Senate as long as Harry Reid is Majority Leader. Thanks very much Nevada for choosing him over Sharon Angle.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yeah, we want names!


8 posted on 02/16/2012 5:36:16 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

The Florida R’s probably voted against it because they have districts on the Gulf and are still leery of offshore drilling close to the shore.

Frelinghuysen is a question mark to me. Usually Hobart alumni are smarter than this . . .


9 posted on 02/16/2012 5:37:32 PM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Eva

Traitors:

1. Adams
2. Bass (NH)
3. Bilbray
4. Bilirakis
5. Buchanan
6. Diaz-Balart
7. Dold
8. Frelinghuysen
9. Nugent
10 Miller (FL)
11. LoBiondo
12. Johnson (IL)
13. Hayworth
14. Paulsen
15. Reichert
16. Rivera
17. Ros-Lehtinen
18. Smith (NJ)
19. Southerland
20. West
21. Young (FL)

The following GOPers missed the vote entirely:

Austria
Bono Mack
Campbell
Mack
Paul


10 posted on 02/16/2012 5:37:48 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

WEST voted against? He seems to be all over the place.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 5:38:15 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Doth mine eyes deceive me? Did the great Col. Allan West vote NO?? If so, why??!!


12 posted on 02/16/2012 5:39:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Alter Kaker

FWIW, the 5 Republicans who missed the vote seem to be paired with 5 Democrats. So that’s probably OK.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 5:39:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Wonder what DC hotel they had checked into?


14 posted on 02/16/2012 5:45:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Eva

Throw the 21 RINO LEACHES OUT in 2012!!!
They stink the High Heavens! The Demorats have most probably bought them off with either Money or Blackmail!
if they were not already Corrupted and Decayed Dirtballs!!


15 posted on 02/16/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Adams
Bass (NH)
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Buchanan
Diaz-Balart
Dold
Frelinghuysen
Hayworth
Johnson (IL)
LoBiondo
Miller (FL)
Nugent
Paulsen
Reichert
Rivera
Ros-Lehtinen
Southerland
West
Smith (NJ)
Young (FL)


16 posted on 02/16/2012 5:56:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: ColdOne

It seems to me that Congress is more interested in the revenue stream than increased oil production. They’ll be willing to sell it to anyone just to get the funding for their projects: “Transportation infrastucture” and “Wetlands restoration”. The last thing they’re interested in is cheap, abundant, and secure energy.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 5:58:02 PM PST by SkiKnee
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To: PhiloBedo

I don’t know if this is THE West we like.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 6:00:31 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: ColdOne

BTTT!!


19 posted on 02/16/2012 6:27:55 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I believe there is only one Congressman West. I checked it, and don’t find another.

Very strange. I’d like to know his reasoning. Is it because he is bowing to Florida’s dislike of oil drilling off their coast?


20 posted on 02/16/2012 6:39:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

There’s only one West in the House so yes, it’s THE West.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 6:42:38 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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22 posted on 02/16/2012 7:11:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

And drive them out of office.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 7:27:19 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: radu

Well crap!

Guess they finally got to him. Another one on my sh** list.

Glad I didn’t donate.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 7:35:35 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
"Guess they finally got to him."

Have you read the bill?

Nearly very bill is chock full of BS provisions, many of which have nothing to do with the subject and others that are 'poison pills' that turn otherwise supporters away.

Unless you have read the bill and could say with certainity it contains none I suggest you hold fire.

25 posted on 02/16/2012 7:51:22 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost

If I were a congress person I would vote no on almost everything for exactly that reason. I am sure there is something in almost every bill that I could not live with.
That is my one gripe, every bill should be a short, clean bill.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 8:00:20 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

Hear!! Hear!!


27 posted on 02/16/2012 9:09:36 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost; TribalPrincess2U

This is actually a short bill and only took a few seconds to read. I can’t see anything wrong with it.
I don’t understand why West voted against it.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 10:42:26 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

I can’t find the bill to read. Where did you read it?


29 posted on 02/17/2012 7:18:47 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I read all the bills at Thomas LOC.
If you go to this page you'll see the bill listed - HR 3480.
30 posted on 02/17/2012 2:17:46 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Thanks


31 posted on 02/17/2012 5:52:36 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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