Update 12: Economic Action Alert: Blue Dogs roll over: Waxman-Markey Climate Carbon Cap Bill headed to House floor today: Call Your Critters…
Update 12 Rep Michelle Bachmann R-MN on Levin now, says Boehner stopped talking and Pelosi is headed to floor. Bachmann says that the bill contains provisions imposing the California building codes on the entire country, no quesitons asked…Good Gawd Almighty!
Update 11: Minority Leader John Boehner is trying to hold it back, he has unlimited speaking privileges and is reading the 300 pg amendment on the floor.FILIBUSTER!!!..MM is covering it
Mark Levin just read of some things in the bill and OMG!
You CANNOT SELL YOUR HOUSE until it passes an energy efficiency inspection!!
Great news for housing market eh? WHAT UTTER MAROONS!!!
Update 10: MM is live blogging the action on the floor:
…4:22pm: Shadegg presses on access to bill at desk again. Chair says clerk is “integrating” pages of bill.
Rep. Bilbray: The biggest threat to environment is the smoke coming from the backroom deals surrounding this bill.
4:48pm: GOP Rep. Tom Price asks for moment of silence for all those who will lose their jobs under cap and trade. Heh. Request denied.
Rep. Pence: We can stop this bill. We can do better. And we must!
4:53pm: GOP Rep. Barton refers to suppressed EPA Carlin report. “The science is not there.”…
Update 9: Finance Ranking Member Spencer Bachus R-AL speaks against the subsidies to FOREIGN derivatives market that is created in this bill:
Update 8: RedState latest tally:
Updated at 2:22 p.m.:
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) still is undecided. Her number is (202) 225-2315.
U.S. Representative John Spratt (D-SC) is undecided. His number is 202-225-5501.
U.S. Representative Ed Pastor (D-AZ) is undecided. His number is (202) 225-4065.
Updated at 1:15 p.m.:
Bart Stupak (D-MI) remains undecided on cap and trade. Call him at (202) 225 4735.
Add Betsy Markey (D-CO 4th) to your list of reps to contact. Her number is 202-225-4676.
Rep. Connolly (D-VA) is refusing to say how he’ll vote on cap and trade. Call him at 202-0225-1492.
Congressman Perriello’s (D-VA) office told a caller that Congressman Perriello wants there to be enough votes to pass Cap & Trade so he can vote no on it.
Call and demand Congressman Periello vote no on H.R. 2454. His number is (202) 225-4711.
Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA) is refusing to commit on a position. Call him at 202-225-6531.
Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) is keeping a tally of callers and his office says he’ll vote based on the number of callers for or against cap and trade. Call him at (202) 225-3631.
Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) is still undecided on Cap and Trade. Call him at 202-225-6276.
Find your Congresman here and call now. Tell him to vote no on H.R. 2454, also called Waxman-Markey.
Greenpeace has now come out against Cap & Trade too. Why? Because the envirowackos say the legislation will do no good to solve global warming.
In other words, the Democrat leadership wants to strangle our economy for nothing.
Update 7, Rep Michelle Bachmann R-MN has called me several times today to make sure I let my critters know I am against the bill, if you are in her district, send her some love!
Update 6 McCotter R-MI does the right thing again, thank him if you are in his district!:
Update 5 from El Rusbo, complete transcript of first hour of the show here:
…And again here’s the short list of Republican Congressmen and women who are on the fence on this the legislation HR 2454.
Buchanan in Florida. Gerlach in Pennsylvania. Cao in Louisiana. Johnson in Illinois. Ehlers in Michigan. Kirk in Illinois. Frelinghuysen in New Jersey. Smith in New Jersey. Now, there’s a lot of Democrats on the fence, way too many to name here. Heath Shuler from North Carolina is one. But he’s not on both lists. Here’s the short list of Democrats. Altmire from Pennsylvania. Bright from Alabama. Dahlkemper from Pennsylvania, Driehaus from Ohio. Ellsworth from Indiana. Kissell, North Carolina. Kratovil, Maryland. Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania. Minnick in Idaho. And Teague from New Mexico. That’s the short list of Democrats apparently on the fence. That test vote you’re hearing about, if you have heard about it, it was 217 to whatever it is. They need 218 to pass this. That’s the majority. The test vote’s designed to make it look like they’ve got it and to dispirit people from opposing it. That’s not the case.
RUSH: You know they call this the Waxman-Markey bill but they should call it the Madoff-Waxman-Markey bill. Put Madoff’s name in this bill because this bill is a con game. It promises what it cannot deliver….
Update 4: From RedState:
…the swing votes on H.R. 2454, the Cap and Trade legislation.If you live in their district, call now. If you don’t live in their district, go here to find your Congressman and call now.
Update 3 from a comment at ACE on what is in this bill, it will affect EVERY ASPECT of our economy and our lives as well:
77 I spent a bit of time reading the Cap and Trade Bill, before the 300 page addition.
They specify the acceptable wattage for everything from candelabras to work lamps. If you need brighter wattage, like for medical purposes(surgery for example) you have to petition the Secretary of Energy for an exemption.
They are going to set up 10 regional Centers for Environment and Energy at 10 universities distributed around the country, at a cost of $50, 000,000.
There will be inspectors to rate buildings on energy efficiency. This isn’t just for new homes, but for existing ones. Each building will get a sticker/certificate. (A job made for ACORN, I am sure.)
There is also a provision to encourage a decrease in water consumption.
There is something called the “Best in Class Appliance Protocol” in which retailers will be given bonuses to sell appliances which are rated at the top in energy savings. Consumers will be given stipends to trade in their old appliances and buy new ones (Cash for Clunkers for refrigerators).
There will be a Director Of High Performance Green Buildings.
Old appliances will no longer be able to be repaired, you will have to buy a new one.
This is only the stuff I learned reading the first 500 pages.
Posted by: Miss Marple at June 26, 2009 10:50 AM (Vli7s)
MiM is keeping this up top through the Friday vote, please scroll down for newer posts :0)
The number for the House switchboard – which can transfer you to the offices of your CongressCritter – is (202) 225-3121.
HR 2454 The American Clean Energy & Security Act (Previously named CAP & TRADE) is out of committee and coming to the floor of the House of Representatives for a Fast Track vote on Friday, June 26th.
Call your Congressman and tell them NO today! When calling your representative, do not use the words “Cap & Trade.” You need to use “HR 2454 ACES ACT” when speaking with their offices.
Update 2: Oh good Gawd, from a comment on the Sunlight post, notice the middle class is once again, TOTALLY SCREWED if this passes, no rebate checks for us:
In SEC. 432. ENERGY REFUND PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME CONSUMERS.
(a) Energy Refund Program-…
(2) At the request of the State agency, eligible low-income households within the State shall receive a monthly cash energy refund equal to the estimated loss in purchasing power resulting from this Act.
There is currently some wacky legislative maneuvering going on with H.R. 2454, the cap and trade energy bill, that puts a serious spotlight on the failure of Congress to make bills properly available. According to the New York Times:
House Democratic leaders late last night released a revamped, 1,201-page energy and global warming bill (pdf), clearing the way for floor debate Friday even though it remains uncertain if they will have the votes to pass it.
The House bill posted on the Rules Committee Web site has grown from the 946-page version adopted last month in the Energy and Commerce Committee. Sources on and off Capitol Hill said the bulk of the changes largely reflect requests from the eight other committees that also had jurisdiction over the bill, including the Ways and Means Committee and Science and Technology Committee.
The bill is only available online at the House Rules Committee and is reported as “text of the bill to be introduced.” Despite having a bill, H.R. 2454, that has been reported out of the Energy & Commerce Committee and discharged by eight other committees, there is now, suddenly, a new bill that is almost 300-pages longer — but it’s still being considered as H.R. 2454. Stay with me here….
Waxman cut a deal with Peterson on the land use in ethanol production that EPA was measuring, thereby gutting the effectiveness of this bill even farther and once again strengthening the position against it. It is toothless enough to be ineffective at any meaningful carbon reduction, but expensive and disruptive enough to really hurt the American economy and jobs, IMO a lose/lose….
Under the deal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will oversee the offset program for farmers, and the House will seek further guidance from the Obama administration about the appropriate role for the EPA. And Waxman has agreed to ask the EPA to roll back its new requirements that farmers offset rural land developed in other countries. Both were major sticking points for rural members and the many agriculture associations opposed to the bill.
“We have an agreement, and we’re moving forward on Friday,” Waxman told reporters on Tuesday evening after he and Peterson met with moderate Democrats in the Blue Dog Coalition. “We’re going to pass this bill.”
Asked if he would support the measure after a drawn-out negotiation with Waxman, Peterson said, “Yes.”…
…Pelosi has scheduled a vote Friday on a sprawling climate-change bill, signaling the Democratic leadership’s confidence that it can overcome objections from Farm Belt Democrats…The legislation, co-sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D., Calif.) and Rep. Edward Markey (D., Mass.), had stalled last week because of opposition from Farm Belt Democrats concerned their states will face heavier costs under the proposed law to curb greenhouse-gas emissions…
Well it’s official I guess. I am either on the ‘dark side’ or am seeing clearly for the first time in a lifetime. Not sure which.
Either way, we at MiM called our Critters and told them to vote NO on any legislation that will increase production costs right now and pass down the chain in every single purchase to consumers. Frankly MiM cannot afford it right now. The decoupling of utility rates from usage is a total nightmare for us in AZ, imagine it in the 9 month summer we have here….fuggetaboudit…
So here I go, quoting NRO which has the CEI action item up:
…House Democratic leaders plan to bring to the floor this week the Waxman-Markey energy-rationing bill, H. R. 2454. If enacted, Waxman-Markey would be the biggest tax increase in the history of the world and the biggest government intervention in people’s lives since the second World War, which is the last time that Americans needed ration coupons to buy gasoline, food, and other necessities. The energy price increases required by H. R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, are not a one-time event, but will go up steadily year after year until at least 2050.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) are moving ahead with their stupendous energy-rationing bill despite strong statements from China and India that they will not similarly hamper their economies and impoverish their peoples. Waxman-Markey is all pain and no gain.
Waxman-Markey is a 1201-page economic suicide note. Those Members of the House who vote for it are voting for long-term economic decline and for turning the United States into a second-rate economy.
We urge that voters contact their Representative immediately by calling the House switchboard at (202) 225-3121. Tell your Representative to vote No on H. R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Voters may also send their Member an e-mail by going to www.cei.org/1984 and clicking on the link to the action page….
I wasn’t hit by lightning or anything. Huh.
And PS to my fellow tree hugging former Dem comrades, I am a WWF/ Defenders of Wildlife/ NRDC member and let me ask you something,. What has changed on Wolves being hunted? Polar Bears listing? Absolutely nuthin’.. Huh!.. good Gawd y’all…oops started singing WAR there, anyway, new boss same as the old boss. I love the wolves, I love my kids more and I need to be able to cool the house in summer and buy food.
Since Team TOTUS clearly has no intention of helping the cuddly critters anyway I am attempting to make sure American consumers and businesses which, you know, EMPLOY Americans, aren’t the ones who get hammered with this carbon cap plan that does absolutely nothing to reduce actual carbon emissions in a meaningful way….our economy cannot take the hit…and neither can the job market…
PS Drill Baby Drill