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Yesterday, the House voted on amendments to the Energy and Water appropriations bill. The House legislation cuts renewable energy spending to $1 billion, a reduction of $911 million compared to 2013.  Republicans view the bill as more of a "save our nukes" bill than a "fight climate change" bill, as should come as a surprise to no one.

I've included information below on the roll call votes on some of the key amendments offered by Democratic representatives to restore the cuts to renewable energy research and development.  In each case, several dozen Democrats (normally the same ones) joined with the Republican caucus to kill the amendments.

Before I discuss the energy amendments, I want to have a quick interlude to discuss the two amendments offered by Jim Moran (VA-08).  The first would have stricken the language in the bill that prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers from changing current guidance on how the federal government defines waters subject to the Clean Water Act.

This amendment failed 177 to 236. 176 Democrats and 1 Republican voted in favor; 224 Republicans and 12 Democrats voted against.

The lone Republican supporter was Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08).

Who were the 12 Democrats who don’t like clean water?  The usual suspects, for the most part:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Bill Enyart (IL-12)
Bill Foster (IL-11)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
David Scott (GA-13)

Moran’s second amendment would have stricken the language in the bill that prohibits the Army Corps from enforcing any change to regulations dealing with discharge of fill material under the Clean Water Act.

That failed as well 188 to 226.  181 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted in favor.  216 Republicans and 10 Democrats voted against.

The 7 Republicans that voted for Moran’s amendment were the following:

Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
David Reichert (WA-08)
Chris Smith (NJ-04)
Frank Wolf (VA-10)

Which 10 Democrats wanted some dirty water? 9 of the opponents of Moran’s first amendment plus a new Conservadem friend:

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

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Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) offered an amendment to increase funding for renewable energy programs by $245 million and cut National Nuclear Security Administration funding by the same amount.

This amendment failed 152 to 264. 150 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it.  223 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republican supporters were Chris Gibson (NY-19) and John Mica (FL-17)

Which 41 Democrats love nukes more than renewable energy?

John Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
David Cicilline (RI-01)
Lacy Clay (MO-01)

Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)
Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Steve Israel (NY-03)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Barbara Lee (CA-13)

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)

Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Betty McCollum (MN-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Bill Owens (NY-21)

Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)

Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Bobby Scott (VA-03)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Peter Visclosky (IN-01)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
Mel Watt (NC-12)

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Several Democrats proposed amendments that would shift funds from the Weapons Activities account to the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account.  The House rejected all of them.

Steve Cohen (TN-09) offered an amendment that would increase the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $50 million and reduce the Weapons Activities account by a similar amount.

It failed 168 to 241. 166 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it; 217 Republicans and 24 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republican supporters were Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Tom Latham (IA-03).

Which 24 Democrats like weapons more than a clean energy future?

Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)

Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Betty McCollum (MN-04)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)

Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Tim Ryan (OH-13)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Peter Visclosky (IN-01)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) offered an amendment that would increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $15,000,000 and reduce funds in the Weapons Activities account by $15,000,000.  

It failed 177 to 238. 173 Democrats and 4 Republicans voted for it. 220 Republicans and 18 Democrats voted against it.

The four Republicans supporters were John Duncan (TN-02), Chris Gibson (NY-19), Scott Tipton (CO-03), and Don Young (AK).

Which 18 Democrats showed that they love weapons more than clean energy?

Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Gerald Connolly (VA-11) offered an amendment that would increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $15,500,000 and reduce funds in the Weapons Activities account by $15,500,000.

It failed 174 to 242.  172 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it.  222 Republicans and 20 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republican supporters were John Duncan (TN-02) and Chris Gibson (NY-19).

Which 20 Democrats showed that they love weapons more than a clean energy future?

Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
George Miller (CA-11)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)

Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) proposed an amendment to increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $20,000,000 and reduce funds in the Weapons Activities Account by $20,000,000.  It failed 164 to 252. 162 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it, and 222 Republicans and 30 Democrats voted against it.

The two Republicans supporters, again, were John Duncan (TN-02) and Chris Gibson (NY-19).

Which 30 Democrats showed their love for weapons over clean energy?
Rob Andrews (NJ-01)
Barrow (GA-12)
Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Clyburn (SC-06)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)

Dan Maffei (NY-24)
Sean Maloney (NY-18)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Doris Matsui (CA-06)
McCollum (MN-04)

Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
George Miller (CA-11)
Bill Owens (NY-21)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Charlie Rangel (NY-13)

Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Mike Thompson (CA-05)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Takano introduced another amendment that would increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $40,000,000 and reduce funds in the Weapons Activities Account by $40,000,000.  That failed 166 to 250.  163 Democrats and 3 Republicans voted for it.  221 Republicans and 29 Democrats voted against it.  The vote was mostly the same as that on his prior amendment.

The 3 Republicans supporters were Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Chris Gibson (NY-19), and Richard Hanna (NY-22)

Five Democrats who voted against Takano’s prior amendment voted for this one: Cleaver, Green, McCollum, Ruiz, and Vela.

Four Democrats who voted for Takano’s prior amendment voted against this one: Marcy Kaptur, Scott Peters (CA-52), Gary Peters (MI-14), and Tim Ryan (OH-13).

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Democrats also sought to restore renewable energy spending by shifting money from DOE administration.

Eric Swalwell (CA-15) proposed an amendment to increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliablity, and Efficiency account by $1,000,000 and reduce the funds in the Departmental Administration account by $1,000,000.  

That failed 201 to 213.  13 Republicans joined 188 Democrats in favor of the bill, and 3 Democrats joined 210 Republicans against it.

The 3 Democratic opponents were Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Mike McIntyre (NC-07), and (surprisingly) Jim Moran (VA-08).

The 13 Republican supporters were

Joe Barton (TX-06)
Dan Benishek (MI-01)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)

Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
John Mica (FL-17)
David Reichert (WA-08)
Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05)
Lamar Smith (TX-21)
Lee Terry (NE-02)

Scott Peters (CA-52) offered an amendment that would increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $10,000,000 and reduce funds in the Departmental Administration account by $10,000,000.  That failed 191 to 223. 183 Democrats and 8 Republicans voted for it.  216 Republicans and 7 Democrats voted against it.

The 8 Republican supporters were

Dan Benishek (MI-01)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Gregg Harper (MS-03)
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03)
Michael McCaul (TX-10)
David Reichert (WA-08)
Scott Tipton (CO-03)

Which 7 Democrats voted against it?

Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
Ben Luján (NM-03)
Peter Visclosky (IN-01)

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Three amendments were killed by the House through points of order because they increased the net budget of the bill according to Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), who was presiding over the vote:

Kathy Castor (FL-14)'s amendment to increase the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $1,127,954,000

Paul Tonko (NY-20)'s amendment to increase funds in the Renewable Energy, Energy Reliability, and Efficiency account by $145,000,000 and reduce funds in the Nuclear Energy account by $50,000,000; the Fossil Energy Research and Development account by $40,000,000; and the Weapons Activites account by $55,000,000

Julia Brownley (CA-26)'s amendment to reduce funding in the Nuclear Energy account by $5,000,000 and increase funding in the Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup account by $5,000,000

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