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H.R. 2454 – Cap and Trade

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The following congressmen voted yes on the Cap and Trade Bill which would eventually raise taxes to many manufacturing and utility companies. Of course we know that all companies pass the tax increase to us, the consumers.

Here are some points to this bill:

1) At exactly the time when more and more Americans are realizing that our federal government is out of control, this bill would establish a whole new unconstitutional activity of the federal government and give it yet another regulatory tool for increasing the cost of doing business, which would necessarily translate into higher costs for consumers.

(2) This bill would lead to increased expenses for American households of thousands of dollars per year. A recent Congressional Budget Office report estimated that the cost per household would be as little as $175 per year. However, the Heritage Foundation has responded with “CBO Grossly Underestimates Costs of Cap and Trade,” in which they point out that the CBO study assumes nearly 100% of the increased costs for businesses will be rebated to consumers by the federal government (when has this ever happened?) and omits consideration of negative impacts on the economy of thousands of dollars per household per year. Bottom line, don’t rely on the CBO report to be an accurate forecast of the additional costs you’ll be paying each year due to this cap and trade bill. For additional analysis of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, see “The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Bill: Is the Economic Pain Justified by the Environmental Gain?

(3) The whole reason for existence of the expensive cap and trade scheme in H.R. 2454 is based on the global warming myth that man’s activities are producing significant temperature increases. Take a cold bath in reality by reading “A Cooling Trend Toward Global Warming.”

Remember these representatives during the next election. It is apparent that all they thought about was to have more of our money in THEIR pockets during these hard economic times.

The numbers next to their names represents the district.

Alabama

Alaska

ARIZONA
Aye AZ-4 Pastor, Edward [D]
Aye AZ-7 Grijalva, Raul [D]
Aye AZ-8 Giffords, Gabrielle [D]

ARKANSAS
Aye AR-2 Snyder, Victor [D]

CALIFORNIA
Aye CA-1 Thompson, C. [D]
Aye CA-5 Matsui, Doris [D]
Aye CA-6 Woolsey, Lynn [D]
Aye CA-7 Miller, George [D]
Aye CA-8 Pelosi, Nancy [D]
Aye CA-9 Lee, Barbara [D]
Aye CA-10 Tauscher, Ellen
Aye CA-11 McNerney, Jerry [D]
Aye CA-12 Speier, Jackie [D]
Aye CA-14 Eshoo, Anna [D]
Aye CA-15 Honda, Michael [D]
Aye CA-16 Lofgren, Zoe [D]
Aye CA-17 Farr, Sam [D]
Aye CA-18 Cardoza, Dennis [D]
Aye CA-23 Capps, Lois [D]
Aye CA-27 Sherman, Brad [D]
Aye CA-28 Berman, Howard [D]
Aye CA-29 Schiff, Adam [D]
Aye CA-30 Waxman, Henry [D]
Aye CA-31 Becerra, Xavier [D]
Aye CA-33 Watson, Diane [D]
Aye CA-34 Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D]
Aye CA-35 Waters, Maxine [D]
Aye CA-36 Harman, Jane [D]
Aye CA-37 Richardson, Laura [D]
Aye CA-38 Napolitano, Grace [D]
Aye CA-39 Sanchez, Linda [D]
Aye CA-43 Baca, Joe [D]
Aye CA-45 Bono Mack, Mary [R]
Aye CA-47 Sanchez, Loretta [D]
Aye CA-51 Filner, Bob [D]
Aye CA-53 Davis, Susan [D]

COLORADO
Aye CO-1 DeGette, Diana [D]
Aye CO-2 Polis, Jared [D]
Aye CO-4 Markey, Betsy [D]
Aye CO-7 Perlmutter, Ed [D]

CONNECTICUT
Aye CT-1 Larson, John [D]
Aye CT-2 Courtney, Joe [D]
Aye CT-3 DeLauro, Rosa [D]
Aye CT-4 Himes, James [D]
Aye CT-5 Murphy, Christopher [D]

DELAWARE
Aye DE-0 Castle, Michael [R]

FLORIDA
Aye FL-2 Boyd, Allen [D]
Aye FL-3 Brown, Corrine [D]
Aye FL-8 Grayson, Alan [D]
Aye FL-11 Castor, Kathy [D]
Aye FL-17 Meek, Kendrick [D]
Aye FL-19 Wexler, Robert [D]
Aye FL-20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D]
Aye FL-22 Klein, Ron [D]
Aye FL-24 Kosmas, Suzanne [D]

GEORGIA
Aye GA-2 Bishop, Sanford [D]
Aye GA-4 Johnson, Henry [D]
Aye GA-5 Lewis, John [D]
Aye GA-13 Scott, David [D]

HAWAII
Aye HI-1 Abercrombie, Neil [D]
Aye HI-2 Hirono, Mazie [D]

Idaho

ILLINOIS
Aye IL-1 Rush, Bobby [D]
Aye IL-2 Jackson, Jesse [D]
Aye IL-3 Lipinski, Daniel [D]
Aye IL-4 Gutierrez, Luis [D]
Aye IL-5 Quigley, Mike [D]
Aye IL-7 Davis, Danny [D]
Aye IL-8 Bean, Melissa [D]
Aye IL-9 Schakowsky, Janice [D]
Aye IL-10 Kirk, Mark [R]
Aye IL-11 Halvorson, Deborah [D]
Aye IL-17 Hare, Phil [D]

INDIANA
Aye IN-7 Carson, André [D]
Aye IN-9 Hill, Baron [D]

IOWA
Aye IA-1 Braley, Bruce [D]
Aye IA-2 Loebsack, David [D]
Aye IA-3 Boswell, Leonard [D]

KANSAS
Aye KS-3 Moore, Dennis [D]

KENTUCKY
Aye KY-3 Yarmuth, John [D]
Aye KY-6 Chandler, Ben [D]

Louisiana

MAINE
Aye ME-1 Pingree, Chellie [D]
Aye ME-2 Michaud, Michael [D]

MARYLAND
Aye MD-1 Kratovil, Frank [D]
Aye MD-2 Ruppersberger, C.A. [D]
Aye MD-3 Sarbanes, John [D]
Aye MD-4 Edwards, Donna [D]
Aye MD-5 Hoyer, Steny [D]
Aye MD-7 Cummings, Elijah [D]
Aye MD-8 Van Hollen, Christopher [D]

MASSACHUSETTS
Aye MA-1 Olver, John [D]
Aye MA-2 Neal, Richard [D]
Aye MA-3 McGovern, James [D]
Aye MA-4 Frank, Barney [D]
Aye MA-5 Tsongas, Niki [D]
Aye MA-6 Tierney, John [D]
Aye MA-7 Markey, Edward [D]
Aye MA-8 Capuano, Michael [D]
Aye MA-9 Lynch, Stephen [D]
Aye MA-10 Delahunt, William [D]

MICHIGAN
Aye MI-1 Stupak, Bart [D]
Aye MI-5 Kildee, Dale [D]
Aye MI-7 Schauer, Mark [D]
Aye MI-9 Peters, Gary [D]
Aye MI-12 Levin, Sander [D]
Aye MI-13 Kilpatrick, Carolyn [D]
Aye MI-14 Conyers, John [D]
Aye MI-15 Dingell, John [D]

MINNESOTA
Aye MN-1 Walz, Timothy [D]
Aye MN-4 McCollum, Betty [D]
Aye MN-5 Ellison, Keith [D]
Aye MN-7 Peterson, Collin [D]
Aye MN-8 Oberstar, James [D]

MISSISSIPPI
Aye MS-2 Thompson, Bennie [D]

MISSOURI
Aye MO-1 Clay, William [D]
Aye MO-3 Carnahan, Russ [D]
Aye MO-4 Skelton, Ike [D]
Aye MO-5 Cleaver, Emanuel [D]

Montana

Nebraska

NEVADA
Aye NV-1 Berkley, Shelley [D]
Aye NV-3 Titus, Dina [D]

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Aye NH-1 Shea-Porter, Carol [D]
Aye NH-2 Hodes, Paul [D]

NEW JERSEY
Aye NJ-1 Andrews, Robert [D]
Aye NJ-2 LoBiondo, Frank [R]
Aye NJ-3 Adler, John [D]
Aye NJ-4 Smith, Christopher [R]
Aye NJ-6 Pallone, Frank [D]
Aye NJ-7 Lance, Leonard [R]
Aye NJ-8 Pascrell, William [D]
Aye NJ-9 Rothman, Steven [D]
Aye NJ-10 Payne, Donald [D]
Aye NJ-12 Holt, Rush [D]
Aye NJ-13 Sires, Albio [D]

NEW MEXICO
Aye NM-1 Heinrich, Martin [D]
Aye NM-2 Teague, Harry [D]
Aye NM-3 Lujan, Ben [D]

NEW YORK
Aye NY-1 Bishop, Timothy [D]
Aye NY-2 Israel, Steve [D]
Aye NY-4 McCarthy, Carolyn [D]
Aye NY-5 Ackerman, Gary [D]
Aye NY-6 Meeks, Gregory [D]
Aye NY-7 Crowley, Joseph [D]
Aye NY-8 Nadler, Jerrold [D]
Aye NY-9 Weiner, Anthony [D]
Aye NY-10 Towns, Edolphus [D]
Aye NY-11 Clarke, Yvette [D]
Aye NY-12 Velazquez, Nydia [D]
Aye NY-13 McMahon, Michael [D]
Aye NY-14 Maloney, Carolyn [D]
Aye NY-15 Rangel, Charles [D]
Aye NY-16 Serrano, José [D]
Aye NY-17 Engel, Eliot [D]
Aye NY-18 Lowey, Nita [D]
Aye NY-19 Hall, John [D]
Aye NY-20 Murphy, Scott [D]
Aye NY-21 Tonko, Paul [D]
Aye NY-22 Hinchey, Maurice [D]
Aye NY-23 McHugh, John [R]
Aye NY-25 Maffei, Daniel [D]
Aye NY-27 Higgins, Brian [D]
Aye NY-28 Slaughter, Louise [D]

NORTH CAROLINA
Aye NC-1 Butterfield, George [D]
Aye NC-2 Etheridge, Bob [D]
Aye NC-4 Price, David [D]
Aye NC-11 Shuler, Heath [D]
Aye NC-12 Watt, Melvin [D]
Aye NC-13 Miller, R. [D]

North Dakota

OHIO
Aye OH-1 Driehaus, Steve [D]
Aye OH-9 Kaptur, Marcy [D]
Aye OH-11 Fudge, Marcia [D]
Aye OH-13 Sutton, Betty [D]
Aye OH-15 Kilroy, Mary Jo [D]
Aye OH-16 Boccieri, John [D]
Aye OH-17 Ryan, Timothy [D]
Aye OH-18 Space, Zachary [D]

Oklahoma

OREGON
Aye OR-1 Wu, David [D]
Aye OR-3 Blumenauer, Earl [D]
Aye OR-5 Schrader, Kurt [D]

PENNSYLVANIA
Aye PA-1 Brady, Robert [D]
Aye PA-2 Fattah, Chaka [D]
Aye PA-7 Sestak, Joe [D]
Aye PA-8 Murphy, Patrick [D]
Aye PA-11 Kanjorski, Paul [D]
Aye PA-12 Murtha, John [D]
Aye PA-13 Schwartz, Allyson [D]
Aye PA-14 Doyle, Michael [D]

RHODE ISLAND
Aye RI-1 Kennedy, Patrick [D]
Aye RI-2 Langevin, James [D]

SOUTH CAROLINA
Aye SC-5 Spratt, John [D]
Aye SC-6 Clyburn, James [D]

South Dakota

TENNESSEE
Aye TN-5 Cooper, Jim [D]
Aye TN-6 Gordon, Barton [D]
Aye TN-9 Cohen, Steve [D]

TEXAS
Aye TX-9 Green, Al [D]
Aye TX-15 Hinojosa, Rubén [D]
Aye TX-16 Reyes, Silvestre [D]
Aye TX-18 Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D]
Aye TX-20 Gonzalez, Charles [D]
Aye TX-25 Doggett, Lloyd [D]
Aye TX-28 Cuellar, Henry [D]
Aye TX-29 Green, Raymond [D]
Aye TX-30 Johnson, Eddie [D]

Utah

VERMONT
Aye VT-0 Welch, Peter [D]

VIRGINIA
Aye VA-3 Scott, Robert [D]
Aye VA-5 Perriello, Thomas [D]
Aye VA-8 Moran, James [D]
Aye VA-9 Boucher, Frederick [D]
Aye VA-11 Connolly, Gerald [D]

WASHINGTON
Aye WA-1 Inslee, Jay [D]
Aye WA-2 Larsen, Rick [D]
Aye WA-3 Baird, Brian [D]
Aye WA-6 Dicks, Norman [D]
Aye WA-7 McDermott, James [D]
Aye WA-8 Reichert, Dave [R]
Aye WA-9 Smith, Adam [D]

West Virginia

WISCONSIN
Aye WI-2 Baldwin, Tammy [D]
Aye WI-3 Kind, Ronald [D]
Aye WI-4 Moore, Gwen [D]
Aye WI-7 Obey, David [D]
Aye WI-8 Kagen, Steve [D]

Wyoming

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