NTU urges "YES" votes on the following Amendments to H.R. 5325:
June 5, 2012
As the House continues consideration of H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2013, NTU urges all Representatives to support initiatives that reduce expenditures, promote a true “all of the above” energy policy without “playing favorites,” and uphold free-market enterprise. To that end, please vote accordingly on the following amendments and any other amendments that save taxpayers money:
- “YES” on Kucinich (D-OH) and McClintock (R-CA) Title 17 Amendment: This amendment stops the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Program from issuing any new loan guarantees in FY 2013, addressing the source of funding for numerous high-priced failed projects like Solyndra and Beacon Power. The DOE has a bad track record when it comes to picking winners and losers in the “green energy” marketplace. In addition, billions of taxpayer funds have gone to back billions in loans to massive, international corporations like Ford and Nissan who shouldn’t be getting a taxpayer handout.
- “YES” on Burgess (R-TX) and Markey (D-MA) USEC Amendment: This amendment eliminates the $100 million intended for the troubled Unites States Enrichment Corporation (USEC). Facing serious financial trouble, high operating costs, and technological problems, taxpayer dollars should not be used to prop-up this unnecessary and costly private enterprise.
- “YES” on Burgess (R-TX) Light bulb Amendment: This amendment prevents the DOE from enforcing a ban on the sale of standard 100-watt light bulbs through FY2013, preserving consumer choice.
Roll call votes on the aforementioned amendments will be included in our annual Rating of Congress and NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES.”
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift at (703) 683-5700