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Morning 7/10/13: #House #Energy & #Water #Appropriations!

Cross Posted from LLPH: http://llphsecondrevolution.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/9-00-morning-update-71013-house-energy-and-water-appropriations-fy2014-amendments-and-results-tcot-cutspending-wewantcutsnow/

Good morning. The House will return at 12: 00 PM today to continue consideration of the House Energy and Water Appropriations FY 2014.

Here are the results and roll call votes from yesterday:

Moran Amendment #1 (would have given Corps of Engineers more power to regulate waters—LLPH urged no—it failed!): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll311.xml

Moran Amendment #2 (would have given Corps of Engineers more power to define terms and power to regulate without Congress’ consent—LLPH urged no—it failed!): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll312.xml

Broun Amendment #1 (Reduces Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $9.8 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account.—LLPH urged yes vote—it sadly failed): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll315.xml

Broun Amendment #2 (Reduces Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency by $4.75 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account—LLPH urged yes vote—it sadly failed): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll317.xml

McClintock Amendment (Reduces Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency, Nuclear Energy, and Fossil Energy Research and Development by $1.5 billion collectively, and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account.—LLPH urged yes vote—it sadly failed): http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll319.xml

LLPH will likely score the 3 spending cut amendments and one of the regulation amendments. Now onto the amendments that were debated late last night that we will be watching closely:

Broun (R-GA) [4th Offered] – Page 28, Line 1 – Eliminates funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program and transfers the savings ($6 million) to the Spending Reduction Account. (LLPH urges yes vote…saves $6 million and helps reduce our debt…government has no reason to have this unconstitutional program).

Quigley (D-IL) – Page 29, Line 21 – Decreases Weapons Activities by $23.7 million (Intended to cut from the B61 Warheads) and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. (LLPH urges yes vote…we have opposed most amendments cutting the defense part of the Energy Department because most of those would have transferred the money from constitutional parts (defense) to unconstitutional parts (renewable energy research). But this amendment would transfer the money to debt reduction which we support.)

Polis (D-CO) – Page 29, Line 21 – Reduces Weapons Activities by $13 million (Intended to cut from the W76 Warheads) and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. (LLPH urges yes vote on this amendment. Same explanation that we gave for the Quigley amendment.)

Burgess (R-TX) [1st Offered] – Page 30, Line 6 – Reduces Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation by $48 million (intended to cut funding for the Domestic Enriched Uranium Demonstration Project) and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. (LLPH strongly urges a yes vote on this amendment. Read more here: http://www.taxpayer.net/library/article/joint-letter-to-congress-support-for-amendment-to-cut-wasteful-rdd)

Burgess (R-TX) [2nd Offered] – Page 30, Line 6 – Removes language under Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation related to the Domestic Enriched Uranium Demonstration Project. (the language provides that the Secretary of Energy may make $48,000,000 available for the purpose of carrying out domestic uranium enrichment research, development, and demonstration activities.): (LLPH urges yes vote. Federal government should not participate in these type of spending.)

LLPH may score any and all of these amendments in our scorecard.

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