What: All Issues : Environment : Wildlife/Forest/Wilderness/Land Conservation : H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (2003 house Roll Call 131)
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H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
house Roll Call 131     Apr 10, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

Before legislation is able to be considered on the House floor, agreement must be reached on a rule (which is drafted by the House Rules Committee, an arm of the majority party leadership) that governs the handling of a particular bill on the floor. This vote pertains to a rule for debate on the energy plan which would set time limits for debate, limit the number of amendments considered, and specify a time for the final vote to be held. Progressives opposed the rule because they object to the energy plan as currently written. A sound energy policy, progressives argue, requires investment in renewable energy sources which the current proposal does not provide. Republicans voted unanimously for the rule and it was adopted by a 236-190 margin.

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