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S. 3044 - Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

energy speculation - Energy. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

S. 3044 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

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energy speculation
Summary
A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008
  • No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2008
  • NOPEC
  • Petroleum Consumer Price Gouging Protection Act
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Actions and defenses
  • Air pollution
  • Alcohol as fuel
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Antitrust law
  • Armed forces
  • Biomass energy
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Cartels
  • Climate change
  • Congress
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Criminal justice
  • Defense economics
  • Derivative securities
  • Disaster relief
  • Emergency management
  • Energy prices
  • Energy security
  • Energy supplies
  • Environmental protection
  • Excess profits tax
  • Finance
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Foreign policy
  • Foreign tax credit
  • Futures trading
  • Gasoline
  • Government information
  • Government liability (International law)
  • Government procurement
  • Government publicity
  • Government trust funds
  • Governmental investigations
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Income tax
  • International affairs
  • Iraq compilation
  • Law
  • Losses
  • Margins (Security trading)
  • Natural gas
  • Oil and gas royalties
  • Parties to actions
  • Petroleum industry
  • Petroleum reserves
  • Price fixing
  • Profit
  • Public contracts
  • Restrictive trade practices
  • Strategic materials
  • Tax credits
  • Tax deductions
  • Taxation of foreign income
  • Telecommunication
  • Telephone
  • Trade
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/20/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 30446/10/2008This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
51 voted YES 43 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/20/2008
5/20/2008Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar5/21/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 743.
6/04/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
6/04/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
6/04/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
6/05/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/06/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
6/06/2008Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
6/06/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
6/09/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/10/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
6/10/2008Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure [Record Vote Number 146] made in Senate.
6/10/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
6/10/2008Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
select this voteVote6/10/2008Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 3044
6/11/2008Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$6,850
$431,016
$241,500
$1,953,149
$269,015
$2,901,530
16% more
$586,874
$319,238
$2,362,750
$96,044
$3,364,906
8 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

8 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
Alliance for Retired Americans
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
Center for American Progress
(n.d.). Statement of Director of Climate Strategy. Retrieved n.d., from .
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
My Rural America
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
Public Citizen
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
Sierra Club
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .
Small Business Majority
(n.d.). Democratic Caucus's Senate Journal. Retrieved n.d., from .

5 organizations opposed this bill

Americans for Tax Reform
(n.d.). ATR urges a "No" Vote on S. 3044. Retrieved n.d., from .
Independent Petroleum Association of America
(n.d.). IPAA Responds to Senate Democrats' Energy Package. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(n.d.). NAM Key Vote Letter on S. 3044, the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Black Chamber of Commerce
(n.d.). National Black Chamber Opposes Senate Energy Taxes. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(n.d.). Letter from R. Bruce Josten, Executive Vice Presisdent. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$24,510$750
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,500$27,100
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$29,750
Max BaucusDMT$33,950$14,600
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,500$8,479
Bob BennettRUT$0$15,250
Joe BidenDDE$5,210$1,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,701$26,150
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$43,050
Barbara BoxerDCA$199,481$14,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$103,060$7,575
Sam BrownbackRKS$2,500$17,350
Jim BunningRKY$0$29,566
Richard BurrRNC$2,300$62,939
Robert ByrdDWV$23,500$9,250
Maria CantwellDWA$47,775$3,000
Ben CardinDMD$81,201$8,735
Tom CarperDDE$4,880$11,850
Bob CaseyDPA$109,063$16,350
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$67,350
Hillary ClintonDNY$159,200$45,520
Tom CoburnROK$0$88,026
William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$27,850
Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$177,760
Susan M. CollinsRME$19,850$17,999
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$25,000$7,000
Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$77,250
John CornynRTX$0$351,554
Larry CraigRID$0$2,000
Mike CrapoRID$500$9,690
Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$70,846
Chris DoddDCT$15,800$3,000
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$250$62,901
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$65,250
Byron DorganDND$22,750$6,800
Dick DurbinDIL$34,560$7,550
John EnsignRNV$0$18,500
Mike EnziRWY$0$26,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$77,842$3,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,550$3,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,550$34,984
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,000$26,950
Judd GreggRNH$9,000$12,000
Chuck HagelRNE$0$5,200
Tom HarkinDIA$22,296$5,550
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$31,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$245,650
Jim InhofeROK$0$170,850
Dan InouyeDHI$5,800$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$37,000$3,250
Ted KennedyDMA$28,420$11,850
John F. KerryDMA$10,236$1,680
Amy KlobucharDMN$92,050$21,300
Herb KohlDWI$40$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,100$54,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,416$61,909
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$34,403$1,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$42,145$5,200
Joe LiebermanICT$63,650$38,450
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,800$23,300
Dick LugarRIN$6,950$14,150
Mel MartinezRFL$16,250$68,837
John McCainRAZ$11,950$1,600
Claire McCaskillDMO$84,510$16,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,300$140,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$69,210$17,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$20,250$1,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$46,499
Patty MurrayDWA$101,087$5,200
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$16,999$26,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$77,345$5,700
Barack ObamaDIL$154,577$5,750
Mark L. PryorDAR$13,000$9,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,860$500
Harry ReidDNV$53,248$16,900
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$62,350
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$46,600$30,300
Ken SalazarDCO$204,513$37,750
Bernie SandersIVT$72,220$1,800
Chuck SchumerDNY$52,298$9,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$36,900
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,300$23,700
Gordon SmithROR$20,795$26,100
Olympia J. SnoweRME$18,400$3,750
Arlen SpecterDPA$21,250$56,828
Debbie StabenowDMI$57,310$7,500
Ted StevensRAK$2,000$16,400
John SununuRNH$250$44,150
Jon TesterDMT$124,276$4,350
John ThuneRSD$300$130,729
David VitterRLA$8,400$77,503
George VoinovichROH$2,000$55,047
John WarnerRVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$52,100$2,750
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$52,760$8,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$3,300$86,300
Ron WydenDOR$10,500$3,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$24,510$750
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$3,500$27,100
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$29,750
Max BaucusDMT$33,950$14,600
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,500$8,479
Bob BennettRUT$0$15,250
Joe BidenDDE$5,210$1,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,701$26,150
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$43,050
Barbara BoxerDCA$199,481$14,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$103,060$7,575
Sam BrownbackRKS$2,500$17,350
Jim BunningRKY$0$29,566
Richard BurrRNC$2,300$62,939
Robert ByrdDWV$23,500$9,250
Maria CantwellDWA$47,775$3,000
Ben CardinDMD$81,201$8,735
Tom CarperDDE$4,880$11,850
Bob CaseyDPA$109,063$16,350
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$67,350
Hillary ClintonDNY$159,200$45,520
Tom CoburnROK$0$88,026
William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$27,850
Norm ColemanRMN$7,100$177,760
Susan M. CollinsRME$19,850$17,999
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$25,000$7,000
Bob CorkerRTN$2,000$77,250
John CornynRTX$0$351,554
Larry CraigRID$0$2,000
Mike CrapoRID$500$9,690
Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$70,846
Chris DoddDCT$15,800$3,000
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$250$62,901
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$65,250
Byron DorganDND$22,750$6,800
Dick DurbinDIL$34,560$7,550
John EnsignRNV$0$18,500
Mike EnziRWY$0$26,000
Russ FeingoldDWI$77,842$3,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,550$3,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,550$34,984
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,000$26,950
Judd GreggRNH$9,000$12,000
Chuck HagelRNE$0$5,200
Tom HarkinDIA$22,296$5,550
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$31,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$245,650
Jim InhofeROK$0$170,850
Dan InouyeDHI$5,800$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$22,250
Tim JohnsonDSD$37,000$3,250
Ted KennedyDMA$28,420$11,850
John F. KerryDMA$10,236$1,680
Amy KlobucharDMN$92,050$21,300
Herb KohlDWI$40$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,100$54,700
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$15,416$61,909
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$34,403$1,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$14,400$0
Carl LevinDMI$42,145$5,200
Joe LiebermanICT$63,650$38,450
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,800$23,300
Dick LugarRIN$6,950$14,150
Mel MartinezRFL$16,250$68,837
John McCainRAZ$11,950$1,600
Claire McCaskillDMO$84,510$16,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,300$140,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$69,210$17,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$20,250$1,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,250$46,499
Patty MurrayDWA$101,087$5,200
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$16,999$26,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$77,345$5,700
Barack ObamaDIL$154,577$5,750
Mark L. PryorDAR$13,000$9,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,860$500
Harry ReidDNV$53,248$16,900
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$62,350
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$46,600$30,300
Ken SalazarDCO$204,513$37,750
Bernie SandersIVT$72,220$1,800
Chuck SchumerDNY$52,298$9,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$36,900
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,300$23,700
Gordon SmithROR$20,795$26,100
Olympia J. SnoweRME$18,400$3,750
Arlen SpecterDPA$21,250$56,828
Debbie StabenowDMI$57,310$7,500
Ted StevensRAK$2,000$16,400
John SununuRNH$250$44,150
Jon TesterDMT$124,276$4,350
John ThuneRSD$300$130,729
David VitterRLA$8,400$77,503
George VoinovichROH$2,000$55,047
John WarnerRVA$0$0
Jim WebbDVA$52,100$2,750
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$52,760$8,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$3,300$86,300
Ron WydenDOR$10,500$3,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$1,953,149
Teamsters union$431,016
Elderly issues/Social Security$269,015
Labor Unions$241,500
Consumer groups$6,850

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Independent oil & gas producers$2,362,750
Manufacturing$586,874
Chambers of commerce$319,238
Fiscal & tax policy$96,044
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