S. 1733 - Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

Clean energy; Energy; Alternative energy; climate - Environmental protection. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy. (by CRS) 
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The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

S. 1733 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Clean energy; Energy; Alternative energy; climate
Summary
A bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy.
Other Titles
  • Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act
  • Green Taxis Act of 2009
Sponsor
John F. Kerry
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advisory bodies
  • Agricultural conservation and pollution
  • Air quality
  • Alaska
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Climate change
  • Coal
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Transportation
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • Ecology
  • Economic development
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment and training programs
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy research
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental technology
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Fires
  • Fishes
  • Floods and storm protection
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Forests
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Great Lakes
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Higher education
  • Housing industry and standards
  • Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles
  • Indian lands and resources rights
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Lighting and heating
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Medical research
  • Motor vehicles
  • Nuclear power
  • Oil and gas
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Pedestrians and bicycling
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public transit
  • Public utilities and utility rates
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Radioactive wastes and releases
  • Railroads
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Roads and highways
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • State and local government operations
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Vocational education
  • Water quality
  • Water use and supply
  • Watersheds
  • Wetlands
  • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
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Major Actions
Introduced9/30/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/30/2009
9/30/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
10/27/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
10/28/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
10/29/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
11/03/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
11/04/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
Put on a legislative calendar11/05/2009Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2/02/2010Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 111-121. Additional and Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar2/02/2010Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 267.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $148,470 Against $12,750
  2. March - April 2005 For $522,398 Against $68,155
  3. May - June 2005 For $661,012 Against $59,550
  4. July - August 2005 For $268,002 Against $44,950
  5. September - October 2005 For $566,249 Against $51,250
  6. November - December 2005 For $593,288 Against $68,897
  7. January - February 2006 For $291,365 Against $31,105
  8. March - April 2006 For $643,456 Against $100,906
  9. May - June 2006 For $739,733 Against $72,275
  10. July - August 2006 For $571,669 Against $58,954
  11. September - October 2006 For $1,429,711 Against $128,800
  12. November - December 2006 For $317,696 Against $62,450
  13. January - February 2007 For $315,359 Against $64,000
  14. March - April 2007 For $756,413 Against $83,050
  15. May - June 2007 For $849,998 Against $113,500
  16. July - August 2007 For $273,450 Against $101,500
  17. September - October 2007 For $642,602 Against $128,960
  18. November - December 2007 For $843,971 Against $169,220
  19. January - February 2008 For $521,869 Against $144,169
  20. March - April 2008 For $721,756 Against $134,976
  21. May - June 2008 For $1,104,066 Against $130,430
  22. July - August 2008 For $607,778 Against $109,375
  23. September - October 2008 For $1,532,993 Against $224,539
  24. November - December 2008 For $330,847 Against $59,450
  25. January - February 2009 For $340,896 Against $39,240
  26. March - April 2009 For $927,216 Against $100,200
  27. May - June 2009 For $895,509 Against $154,300
  28. July - August 2009 For $507,178 Against $140,350
  29. September - October 2009 For $744,016 Against $140,217
  30. November - December 2009 For $740,999 Against $86,050
  31. January - February 2010 For $426,382 Against $52,240
  32. March - April 2010 For $784,519 Against $103,800
  33. May - June 2010 For $901,979 Against $101,850
  34. July - August 2010 For $493,443 Against $56,145
  35. September - October 2010 For $1,260,104 Against $84,782
  36. November - December 2010 For $166,482 Against $28,500

Votes

    19 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

    19 organizations supported this bill

    American Federation of Teachers
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works .
    Applied Materials
    Applied Materials (2009, September 30). Applied Materials Statement on The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act . Retrieved October 7, 2009, from Applied Materials.
    BlueGreen Alliance
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works .
    Communications Workers of America
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.
    eBay
    Dietz, Diane (2009, October 1). Businesses back climate bill . The Register Guard. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/updates/20939823-55/s.
    Gap
    Dietz, Diane (2009, October 1). Businesses back climate bill . The Register Guard. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/updates/20939823-55/s.
    Infinia Corporation
    Brehm, Peter (2009, October 28). Testimony of Peter Brehm at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works .
    Levi Strauss & Co.
    Dietz, Diane (2009, October 1). Businesses back climate bill . The Register Guard. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/updates/20939823-55/s.
    National Venture Capital Association
    National Venture Capital Association (2009, November 5). NVCA Urges Senate to Pass Clean Energy Jobs Act. Retrieved April 3, 2014, from NVCA.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    undersigned organizations (2009, November 2). The undersigned organizations thank Senators Kerry and Boxer for their leadership in developing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733), and strongly urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass this bill.. Retrieved May 17, 2012, from US Climate Network.
    Nike
    Weiss, Daniel J. and Sean Pool (2009, November 5). Reasons to Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act—Part Two. Retrieved August 7, 2012, from Center for American Progress Action Fund.
    PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric)
    Pacific Gas and Electric (2009, September 30). PG&E Corportation Comments on Boxer-Kerry Proposal for Climate and Energy Legislation. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from Pacific Gas and Electric.
    Service Employees International Union
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee.
    Sierra Club
    undersigned organizations (2009, November 2). The undersigned organizations thank Senators Kerry and Boxer for their leadership in developing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733), and strongly urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass this bill.. Retrieved May 17, 2012, from US Climate Network.
    Solar Energy Industries Association
    Brehm, Peter (2009, October 28). Testimony of Peter Brehm at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    Starbucks
    Dietz, Diane (2009, October 1). Businesses back climate bill . The Register Guard. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/updates/20939823-55/s.
    Sun Microsystems
    Dietz, Diane (2009, October 1). Businesses back climate bill . The Register Guard. Retrieved October 7, 2009, from http://projects.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/business/20939823-41/story.csp.
    United Steelworkers
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works .
    Utility Workers Union of America
    Foster, David (2009, October 28). Testimony of David Foster at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee.

    4 organizations opposed this bill

    American Farm Bureau Federation
    Stallman, Bob (2009, October 29). Testimony of Bob Stallman at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved November 2, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works .
    American Petroleum Institute
    ENS (2009, November 5). Climate Bill Approved by Senate Committee Over Republican Boycott. Retrieved May 17, 2012, from Environmental News Service.
    National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
    Klesse, Bill (2009, October 28). Testimony of Bill Klesse at a Hearing on S. 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
    Valero Energy
    Klesse, Bill (2009, October 28). Statement from Bill Klesse S. 1733 The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act before the Committee on Environment and Public Works U.S. Senate. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$70,960$6,800
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$157,900$36,150
    John BarrassoRWY$73,100$48,500
    Max BaucusDMT$494,253$50,980
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$226,648$26,650
    Mark BegichDAK$199,180$24,100
    Michael F. BennetDCO$428,946$24,100
    Bob BennettRUT$119,208$37,900
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$242,583$17,350
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,950$1,250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$835,182$4,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$281,550$4,000
    Sam BrownbackRKS$12,032$250
    Jim BunningRKY$23,850$5,500
    Richard BurrRNC$420,760$50,145
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$96,050$750
    Maria CantwellDWA$395,894$15,500
    Ben CardinDMD$232,675$10,450
    Tom CarperDDE$163,460$21,970
    Bob CaseyDPA$299,950$27,850
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$319,448$94,475
    Tom CoburnROK$30,700$35,650
    William Thad CochranRMS$44,700$26,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$220,249$24,450
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$137,850$30,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$257,739$82,851
    John CornynRTX$389,203$321,350
    Mike CrapoRID$92,455$23,900
    Jim DeMintRSC$206,875$47,372
    Chris DoddDCT$164,450$9,300
    Byron DorganDND$287,624$41,600
    Dick DurbinDIL$259,270$3,500
    John EnsignRNV$74,600$14,100
    Mike EnziRWY$70,300$19,800
    Russ FeingoldDWI$317,401$8,750
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$364,606$13,500
    Al FrankenDMN$450,796$2,400
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$596,234$12,700
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$207,922$5,650
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$266,601$26,080
    Judd GreggRNH$3,550$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$221,875$6,050
    Tom HarkinDIA$195,201$19,850
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$309,437$48,450
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$148,608$183,986
    Jim InhofeROK$135,550$144,049
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,250$24,350
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$150,625$31,400
    Mike JohannsRNE$104,112$24,150
    Tim JohnsonDSD$192,528$23,650
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John F. KerryDMA$158,696$750
    Paul KirkDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$263,875$6,800
    Herb KohlDWI$40$0
    Jon KylRAZ$277,375$33,600
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$298,167$128,660
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$174,853$10,650
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$227,400$0
    Carl LevinDMI$198,899$7,500
    Joe LiebermanICT$719,629$31,600
    Blanche LincolnDAR$319,241$181,116
    Dick LugarRIN$111,923$6,225
    John McCainRAZ$181,625$28,310
    Claire McCaskillDMO$247,460$12,200
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$519,850$106,400
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$291,450$18,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$319,933$500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$118,648$1,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$240,846$50,850
    Patty MurrayDWA$500,778$13,716
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$303,906$22,800
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,126$34,745
    Mark L. PryorDAR$196,389$68,450
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,110$1,000
    Harry ReidDNV$761,509$32,300
    Jim RischRID$57,250$8,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$109,850$94,200
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$207,600$15,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$132,615$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$509,535$19,050
    Jeff SessionsRAL$68,550$30,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$289,413$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$79,166$14,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$92,840$17,800
    Arlen SpecterDPA$309,798$35,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$283,514$5,000
    Jon TesterDMT$256,120$8,600
    John ThuneRSD$246,616$54,720
    Mark UdallDCO$657,581$34,600
    Tom UdallDNM$396,347$40,479
    David VitterRLA$210,557$160,950
    George VoinovichROH$140,100$30,300
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$498,008$19,700
    Jim WebbDVA$173,925$4,456
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$336,509$2,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$150,560$145,950
    Ron WydenDOR$277,802$7,500

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$70,960$6,800
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$157,900$36,150
    John BarrassoRWY$73,100$48,500
    Max BaucusDMT$494,253$50,980
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$226,648$26,650
    Mark BegichDAK$199,180$24,100
    Michael F. BennetDCO$428,946$24,100
    Bob BennettRUT$119,208$37,900
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$242,583$17,350
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,950$1,250
    Barbara BoxerDCA$835,182$4,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$281,550$4,000
    Sam BrownbackRKS$12,032$250
    Jim BunningRKY$23,850$5,500
    Richard BurrRNC$420,760$50,145
    Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$96,050$750
    Maria CantwellDWA$395,894$15,500
    Ben CardinDMD$232,675$10,450
    Tom CarperDDE$163,460$21,970
    Bob CaseyDPA$299,950$27,850
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$319,448$94,475
    Tom CoburnROK$30,700$35,650
    William Thad CochranRMS$44,700$26,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$220,249$24,450
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$137,850$30,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$257,739$82,851
    John CornynRTX$389,203$321,350
    Mike CrapoRID$92,455$23,900
    Jim DeMintRSC$206,875$47,372
    Chris DoddDCT$164,450$9,300
    Byron DorganDND$287,624$41,600
    Dick DurbinDIL$259,270$3,500
    John EnsignRNV$74,600$14,100
    Mike EnziRWY$70,300$19,800
    Russ FeingoldDWI$317,401$8,750
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$364,606$13,500
    Al FrankenDMN$450,796$2,400
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$596,234$12,700
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$207,922$5,650
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$266,601$26,080
    Judd GreggRNH$3,550$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$221,875$6,050
    Tom HarkinDIA$195,201$19,850
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$309,437$48,450
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$148,608$183,986
    Jim InhofeROK$135,550$144,049
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,250$24,350
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$150,625$31,400
    Mike JohannsRNE$104,112$24,150
    Tim JohnsonDSD$192,528$23,650
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John F. KerryDMA$158,696$750
    Paul KirkDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$263,875$6,800
    Herb KohlDWI$40$0
    Jon KylRAZ$277,375$33,600
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$298,167$128,660
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$174,853$10,650
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$227,400$0
    Carl LevinDMI$198,899$7,500
    Joe LiebermanICT$719,629$31,600
    Blanche LincolnDAR$319,241$181,116
    Dick LugarRIN$111,923$6,225
    John McCainRAZ$181,625$28,310
    Claire McCaskillDMO$247,460$12,200
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$519,850$106,400
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$291,450$18,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$319,933$500
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$118,648$1,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$240,846$50,850
    Patty MurrayDWA$500,778$13,716
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$303,906$22,800
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,126$34,745
    Mark L. PryorDAR$196,389$68,450
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,110$1,000
    Harry ReidDNV$761,509$32,300
    Jim RischRID$57,250$8,750
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$109,850$94,200
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$207,600$15,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$132,615$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$509,535$19,050
    Jeff SessionsRAL$68,550$30,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$289,413$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$79,166$14,000
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$92,840$17,800
    Arlen SpecterDPA$309,798$35,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$283,514$5,000
    Jon TesterDMT$256,120$8,600
    John ThuneRSD$246,616$54,720
    Mark UdallDCO$657,581$34,600
    Tom UdallDNM$396,347$40,479
    David VitterRLA$210,557$160,950
    George VoinovichROH$140,100$30,300
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$498,008$19,700
    Jim WebbDVA$173,925$4,456
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$336,509$2,000
    Roger F. WickerRMS$150,560$145,950
    Ron WydenDOR$277,802$7,500

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Gas & Electric Utilities$4,376,372
    Venture capital$3,990,907
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$3,824,270
    Environmental policy$2,994,853
    Computer components & accessories$1,861,128
    Teachers unions$1,152,625
    Alternate energy production & services$1,045,166
    Manufacturing unions$994,895
    Apparel & accessory stores$725,502
    Clothing & accessories$668,460
    Commercial service unions$491,850
    Vendors$485,650
    Communications & hi-tech unions$400,650
    Shoes & leather products$236,250
    Other unions$142,333
    Energy-related unions (non-mining)$51,963

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Petroleum refining & marketing$1,588,397
    Oil & Gas$1,533,711
    Agriculture$188,777
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