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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-S3240 on Jul 10, 2008

Signature Legislation: establishing energy security strategy with domestic production
Source: Better Energy Strategy for Tomorrow Act (BEST Act; S.3240)
The Secretary of Energy shall conduct an analysis of all policies of the Federal Government (including mandates, subsidies, tariffs, and tax policy) that encourage, or have the potential to encourage, energy production in the United States; with recommendations to reduce:
  • the dependence of the United States on foreign sources of energy;
  • the quantity of air pollutants in the environment;
  • greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • the cost of energy.
Every 4 years, the President shall develop an energy security strategy that proposes comprehensive and long-range energy policies for the United States to reduce:
  1. the dependence of the United States on foreign sources of energy;
  2. the quantity of air pollutants in the environment;
  3. greenhouse gas emissions; and
  4. the cost of energy.
Every 4 years, the President shall describes the latest energy security strategy, including:
  1. an estimate of the domestic and foreign energy supplies needed to meet the projected energy demand of the United States; and
  2. a summary of research and development efforts funded by the Federal Government to achieve the strategy.

    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: Establish energy security strategy with domestic production (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Establish energy security strategy with domestic production (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 08-S3240

Republicans participating in 08-S3240

Lamar Alexander s2oTN Republican Sr Senator 
Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
John Barrasso s2oWY Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s2oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Jeff Sessions s1iAL Republican Sr Senator 

Independents participating in 08-S3240

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

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