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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

2009-H2409 on May 14, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: Renewable Fuel Standard Improvement Act
Source: H.R.2409
    To amend the Clean Air Act as follows:
  • Define 'lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions' as the aggregate quantity of direct greenhouse gas emissions relating to the full fuel lifecycle, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Energy.
  • The term 'lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions' includes greenhouse gas emissions from all stages of fuel and feedstock production and distribution, from feedstock generation or extraction through the delivery and use of the finished fuel, accounting for the relative global warming potential of the greenhouse gases.
  • Reassign the baseline for renewable fuels at 3 year intervals, beginning in 2008.
  • Define 'renewable biomass' as materials, pre-commercial thinnings, or invasive species from National Forest System land and public lands that:
    • are byproducts of preventive treatments
    • that are removed to reduce hazardous fuels; to reduce or contain disease or insect infestation; or to restore ecosystem health;
    • would not otherwise be used for higher-value products; and
    • are harvested in accordance with land management plans; old-growth maintenance; and large-tree retention; or
    • any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis from non-Federal land including renewable plant material; feed grains; algae; crop residue; vegetative waste material; animal waste and byproducts; food waste and yard waste.

    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: Include agricultural products in renewable fuels (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill promoting agricultural renewable fuels (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 2009-H2409

Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Marion Berry s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democratic challenger 
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat 
Allen Boyd s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democratic Challenger 
Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Travis Childers s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat 
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Halvorson s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Stephanie Herseth s1sSouth Dakota Democratic Senate Challenger 
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Steve Kagen s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010) 
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Walt Minnick s1sIdaho Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Scott Murphy s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Collin Peterson s2pMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike Ross s1sAR Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Mark Schauer s1sMI Democratic Challenger for Governor 
Kurt Schrader s1sOregon Democrat 
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Walz s1sMinnesota Democrat 

Republicans participating in 2009-H2409

Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 

Independents participating in 2009-H2409

Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1

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