What: All Issues : Government Checks on Corporate Power : Oil & Gas Industry : S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Revoke the Ability of Companies Found Guilty of Manipulating Energy Markets From Selling Power. (2003 senate Roll Call 311)
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S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Revoke the Ability of Companies Found Guilty of Manipulating Energy Markets From Selling Power.
senate Roll Call 311     Jul 30, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

During debate on the Bush Administration's energy plan, Senator Cantwell (D-WA) introduced an amendment which would have prevented energy trading companies such as Enron from selling power if they had been found guilty in the past of manipulating energy markets. Progressives supported Cantwell's amendment as a way to penalize companies that used illegal tactics to generate windfall profits at the expense of consumers. Forty-three Democrats joined four Republicans in supporting Cantwell's proposal but the measure was defeated 48-50.

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