What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : Corporate Tax Breaks, Oil & Gas Industry : H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill Providing a Federal Subsidy for Oil-Drilling on Public Lands.
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H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill Providing a Federal Subsidy for Oil-Drilling on Public Lands.
house Roll Call 142     Apr 11, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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Conservative

During debate on energy legislation, Congressman Kind (D-WI) offered an amendment to strike a section in the bill that would reduce the amount that oil-companies would pay the federal government in royalty payments for the right to drill on public lands. Progressives opposed the corporate subsidy for oil companies included in the energy bill--which is estimated to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars--because it would create economic incentives for additional oil-drilling on public land. Progressives argue that improving the fuel efficiency of automobiles and investing in renewable energy sources--and not more oil-drilling--are the key to a sound energy policy. The Kind amendment failed to garner majority support and was defeated on a 171-251 vote.

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