Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pete Sessions votes no to renewable energy

No, this isn't a re-run, just Pete Sessions casting another no-vote on renewable energy. From Congress.Org:
The House passed H.R. 7060, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, and to provide individual income tax relief, by a yea-and-nay vote of 257 yeas to 166 nays, Roll No. 649.
The bill went to the Senate, where it passed 92-2 with 5 not voting; both of our Republican Senators voted yes! See U.S. Senate Roll No. 205.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pete Sessions votes no to Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008

From Congress.Org:
The House passed H.R. 7110, to make supplemental appropriations for job creation and preservation, infrastructure investment, and economic and energy assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, by a yea-and-nay vote of 264 yeas to 158 nays, Roll No. 660.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pete Sessions votes no to credit card holder protection

In a bipartisan show of support for consumers, the House passed H.R. 5244, the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008, "To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes." The bill passed 312-112, with Pete Sessions among those voting no. (See Roll No. 623.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pete Sessions votes "no" to renewable, clean energy and environmental education

From Congress.Org:
The House passed H.R.6899,to advance the national security interests of the United States by reducing its dependency on oil through renewable and clean, alternative fuel technologies while building a bridge to the future through expanded access to Federal oil and natural gas resources, revising the relationship between the oil and gas industry and the consumers who own those resources and deserve a fair return from the development of publicly owned oil and gas, ending tax subsidies for large oil and gas companies, and facilitating energy efficiencies in the building, housing, and transportation sectors, by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 599.
While this bill allows offshore drilling, it sets a goal for utility companies of 15% electricity generated from alternative energy, and cuts $18 billion dollars in tax breaks for big oil companies. Pete Sessions, of course, voted against this bill.

In a related bill, Pete Sessions voted against H.R. 3036, the No Child Left Inside Act of 2008, which amends and enhances the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to include education about the environment. The bill passed 293-109 (See Roll No. 614).