The 111th U.S. Congress is considering a vote this week on the massive, stealth energy bill known as the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.” H.R. 2454 (soon-to-be H.R. 2998).
“Americans Cleaned Out with No Energy or Security Act of 2009” would be a more appropriate title.
Over 557 pages (with 300 more pending) this bill represents a massive growth of government and would negatively affect all types of energy generation and use both public and private; all modes of transportation; all utilities; all building codes; a nd basically every facet of living. This bill also includes the cap-and-trade scheme which is really a massive tax hike, as well as efforts to curb ‘global warming’.
Estimated cost per household is over $3100/year.
Given the current economic crisis the country is facing, no one in their right mind would vote for this log-rolled bill. All of us, including members of AARP and those on fixed-incomes, need to call their legislators TODAY and tell them to vote NO on the Waxman-Markey bill. This bill should not see the light of day.
H.R. 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
- Meeting Time: 3:00pm Thursday 6/25
- Amendment Deadline: 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6/25
- Text of H.R. 2998 for Drafting of Amendments
- Text of H.R. 2454 as Reported
- H. Rept. 111-137: Energy and Commerce Committee Report
Call D.C. today and tell your legislator to vote NO! on H.R. 2454 and H.R. 2998:
U.S. House Switchboard: 1-202-225-3121
AARP Contact number: 1-888-267-2277.