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  1. 1. Page Ilof 4 Perhach, William From: Myron Ebell [mebel1~cei .org] Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:30 PM To: Myron Ebell Subject: FW: McLieberman vote tallies, 6-05 Attachments: McLieberman vote tallies, 6-05.doc I'm sending this as part of the text and as an attachment. Note that the Bingamnan-NCEP amendment to regulate greenhouse gas emissions was withdrawn and not offered. We have been told by friends on the Hill that this was because a vote count indicated that it would be defeated even with Senator Domenici's5 support. Thus the Sense of the Senate resolution offered instead. The viro pressure groups are trumpeting the vote on the resolution as a commitment by 53 Senators to pass mandatory regulation of emissions by the end of the year. They ignore two things: first, "Sense of the Senate" resolutions are non-binding and are essentially hot air; and second, the intent is qualified by the proviso that the plan not harm the economy. Here is the text: "It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should enact a comprehensive and effective national program of mandatory, market-based limits and incentives on emissions of greenhouse gases that slow, stop, and reverse the growth of such emissions at a rate and in a manner that--(I) will not significantly harm the United States economy; and (2) will encourage comparable action by other nations that are major trading partners and key contributors to global emissions." The Bingaman-NCEP proposal would significantly harm the U. S. economy, so Senators could vote for this resolution and still vote against what Senators Bingaman and Domenici are cooking up. Chairman Domenici has scheduled a hearing on the Bingaman-NCEP proposal for 13th July. The viro pressure groups can spin this as much as they want and take out as many full-page advertisements as they can afford. The fact is that the big vote against McLiebermian and the withdrawal of the Bingamnan-NCEP amendment are tremendous defeats for the forces of darkness. McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act Amendment to the Energy Bill U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 1 0 9 th Congress - Ist Session Vote Summary Question: On the Amendment (McCain Amdt. No. 826, As Modified) Vote Number: 148 Vote Date: June 22, 2005, 04:03 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Rejected Amendment Number: S Amdt. 826 to H.. .. (Energy Policy Act of 2005) Statement of Purpose: To provide for a program to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions inthe United States. Vote Counts: YEAs 38 NAYs 60 Not Voting 2 YEAs -3 Akaka (D-HI) Gregg (R-NH) Murray (0-WA) Bayh (0-IN) Inouye (D-HI) Nelson (0-FL) Biden (D-DE) Jeffords (I-VT) Obamna (D-IL) Bingaman (0-NM) Johnson (D-SD) Reed (0-RI) Cantwell (0-WA) Kennedy (0-MA) Reid (0-NV) carper (D-DE) Kerry (D-MA) Rockefeller (0-WV) Chafee (R-RI) Kohl (D-WI) Salazar (D-CO) Clinton (0-NY) Lautenberg (0-NJ) Sarbanes (0-MO) Collins (R-ME) Leahy (0-VT) Schumer (0-NY) 10/5/2005
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 Corzine (D-NJ) Lieberman (D-CT) Snowe (R-ME) Dodd (D-CT) Lugar (R-IN) Stabenow (D-MI) Durbin (D-IL) McCain (R-AZ) Wdn(-R Feinstein (D-CA) Mikulski (D-MD) Wdn(-R NAYs --60 Alexander (R-TN) DeMint (R-SC) Loft (R-MS) Allard (R-CO) 0.eWine CR-OH) Martinez (R-FL) Allen (R-VA) Dole (R-NC) McConnell (R-KY) Baucus (D-MT) Domenic! (R-NM) Murkowski (R-AK) Bennett (R-UIT) Ensign (R-NV) Nelson (D-NE) Bond (R-MO) Enzi (R-WY) Pryor (D-AR) Boxer (D-CA) Feingoid (D-WI) Roberts (R-KS) Brownback (R-KS) Frist (R-TN) Santorum (R-PA) Bunning (R-KY) Graham CR-SC) Sessions (R-AL) Burns (R-MT) Grassley CR-IA) Shelby (R-AL) Burr (R-NC) Hagel (R-NE) Smith (R-OR) Byrd (D-WV) Harkin (D-IA) Specter (R-PA) Chambliss (R-GA) Hatch (R-UIT) Stevens (R-AK) Cobumn (R-OK) Hutchison (R-TX) Sununu (R-NH) Cochran (R-MS) Inhofe CR-OK) Talent (R-MO) Coleman (R-MN) lsakson (R-GA) Thomas CR-WY) Comyn (R-TX) Kyl (R-AZ) Thune CR-SD) Craig CR-ID) Landrleu (0-LA) Vitter CR-LA) Crapo CR-ID) Levin (D-MI) Voinovich CR-OH) Dayton (D-MN) Lincoln (0-AR) Warner CR-VA) Not Voting -2 Conrad CD-ND) Dorgan CD-ND) Notes: Conrad and Dorgan would have voted No if present, which would have made the final vote 62 to 38. Boxer, Dayton, Feingold, and Harkin voted NO because of the nuclear incentives added to the bill. Senators voting No in boldface voted against tabling the Bingaman Sense of the Senate resolution. The seven new Republican Senators voted No. The two new Democratic Senators voted Yes. A similar amendment by Lieberman to the energy bill was defeated by a vote of 43 to 55 on 30Oh October 2003. Vote to Table the Bingaman Sense of Senate Resolution on enacting mandatory greenhouse gas emissions limits U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109 th Congress - I st Session Vote Summary Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion To Table Bingaman Amndt. No. 866, As Modified) Vote Number: 149 Vote Date: June 22, 2005, 05:41 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion to Table Failed Amendment Number: S..Amdt. 86.6 to H.R.6 (Energy Policy Act of 2005) Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate on climate change legislation. Vote Counts: YEAs 44 NAYs 53 Not Voting 3 YEAs --- 44 Allard CR-CO) DeMint (R-SC) Murkowski (R-AK) Allen (R-VA) Dole (R-NC) Nelson (D-NE) Baucus (D-MT) Ensign CR-NV) Roberts CR-KS) Benneftt(R-UT) Enzi CR-WY) Santorum (R-PA) Bond (R-MO) Frist CR-TN) Sessions CR-AL) Brownback CR-KS) Grassley (R-IA) Shelby (R-AL) Bunning CR-KY) Hagel (R-NE) Smith CR-OR) Burns CR-MT) Hatch (R-UT) Stevens (R-AK) Burr (R-NC) Hutchison CR-TX) Sununu (R-NH) Chamnbliss (R-GA) Inhofe (R-OK) Talent CR-MO) Coburn CR-OK) lsakson (R-GA) Thomas (R-WY) Cochran CR-MS) Kyl (R-AZ) Thune CR-SD) Cornyn (R-TX) Loft (R-MS) Vitter (R-LA) Craig (R-ID) Martinez (R-FL) Voinovich (R-OH) Crapo (R-ID) McConnell (R-KY) 10/5/2005
  3. 3. Page 3 of 4 NAYs -~ Akaka (D-HI) Feingold (0-WI)McanR-) Alexander (R-TN) ~~~~Feinstein (0-CA) Mikulski (0-MD) Bayh (D-IN) Graham (R-SC) Biden (D-DE) Murray (D-WA) Gregg (R-NH) Nelson (0-FL) Bingaman (0-NM) Harkin (0-IA) Boxer (0-CA) Obama (0-IL) Inouye (0-Hi) Pryor (0-AR) Byrd (0-WV) Jeffords (I-VT) Cantwell (0-WA) Reed (0-RI) Johnson (0-SO) Reid (0-NV) Carper (D-DE) Kennedy (0-MA) Chafee (R-RI) Rockefeller (0-WV) Kenry (0-MA) Salazar (D-CO) Clinton (0-NY) Kohl (0-WI) Collins (R-ME) Sarbanes (0-MD) Landrieu (0-LA) Schumer (0-NY) Corzine (0-NJ) Lautenberg (0-NJ) Dayton (0-MN) Snowe (R-ME) Leahy (0-VT) Specter (R-PA) DeWine (R-OH) Levin (0-MI) Dodd (0-CT) Stabenow (0-MI) Lieberman (0-CT) Warner (R-VA) Domenic! (R-NM) Lincoln (0-AR) Durbin (0-IL) Wyden (0-OR) Lugar (R-IN) Coleman (R-MN) Conrad (0-ND) No oig-3Dorgan (0-ND) Note: A Yes vote was a vote to table the amendment, that is, it was a vote against. 2003 vote on Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act amendment. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 1 0 8 th Congress - I st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On the Amendment (Lieberman Amndt. No. 2028) Vote Number: 420 Vote Date: October 30, 2003, 01:36 PM Required For 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Rejected Majority: Amendment S.Ardt. 2028 to S. 13_9 (Climate Stewardship Act of 2003) Number: Statement of To provide for a program of scientific research on abrupt climate change, Purpose: emissions in the United States by establishing a market-driven system of to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and ensure benefits to consumers from the trading in such allowances. Vote Counts: YEAs 43 NAYs 55 Not Voting 2 YEAs-4 Akaka (0-HI) Feingold (0-WI) Bayh (0-IN) Lugar (R-IN) Feinstein (0-CA) McCain (R-AZ) Biden (D-DE) Graham (0-FL) Bingaman (0-NM) Mikulski (0-MD) Gregg (R-NH) Murray (0-WA) Boxer (0-CA) Harkin (D-IA) Cantwell (0-WA) Nelson (0-FL) Hollings (0-SC) Reed (0-RI) Carper (D-DE) Inouye (0-HI) Chafee (R-RI) Reid (0-NV) Jeffords (I-VT) Rockefeller (0-WV) Clinton (0-NY) Johnson (0-SO) Collins (R-ME) Sarbanes (0-MO) Kennedy (0-MA) Schumer (0-NY) Corzine (0-NJ) Kerry (0-MA) Daschle (0-SO) Snowe (R-ME) Kohl (0-WI) Stabenow (0-Mi) Dayton (0-MN) Lautenberg (0-NJ) Dodd (0-CT) Wyden (0-OR) Leahy (0-VT) Durbin (0-IL) Lieberman (0-CT) NAYs --- 55 Alexander (R-TN) DeWine (R-OH) Allard (R-CO) McConnell (R-KY) Dole (R-NC) Miller (0-GA) Allen (R-VA) Domenici (R-NM) Baucus (D-MT) Murkowski (R-AK) Dorgan (0-ND) Nickles (R-OK) Bennett (R-UT) Ensign (R-NV) Pryor (0-AR) 10/5/2005
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 Bond (R-MO) Enzi (R-WY) Breaux (D-LA) Roberts (R-KS) Fitzgerald (R-IL) Santorumn (R-PA) Brownback (R-KS) Frist (R-TN) Bunning (R-KY) Sessions (R-AL) Graham (R-SC) Shelby (R-AL) Burns (R-MT) Grassley (R-IA) Byrd (0-WV) Smith (R-OR) Hagel (R-NE) Specter (R-PA) Campbell (R-CO) Hatch (R-UT) Chambliss (R-GA) Stevens (R-AK) Hutchison (R-TX) Sununu (R-NH) Cochran (R-MS) Inhofe (R-OK) Coleman (R-MN) Talent (R-MO) Kyl (R-AZ) Thomas (R-WY) Conrad (0-NO) Landnieu (0-LA) Cornyn (R-TX) Voinovich (R-OH) Levin (0-MI)WaerRVA Craig (R-lD) Lincoln (P-AR) Crapo (R-ID) Wmr(-A Loft (R-MS) Edwards (0-NC) Nelson (0-NE) NtVtn Note: If Edwards and Nelson had voted, the tally would have been 44 to 56. Myron Ebell Director, Global Warming and International Environmental Policy Competitive Enterprise Institute 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Suite 1250 Washington, D. C., 20036, U. S. A. Telephone: (202) 331-2256 direct Mobile telephone: (202) 320-6685 CEI telephone: (202) 331 -101 0 E-mail: mebell Web site: Advancing liberty. 10/5/2005