H.R. 3409, The Stop the War on Coal Act Key Vote Recap

Today, the House voted on H.R. 3409, The Stop the War on Coal Act.  This bill was designed to prevent regulations that would adversely impact employment in coal mines in the U.S., that would reduce the amount of coal available for domestic consumption or for export, or that would designate any area as unsuitable for surface coal mining.  In short, it would prevent many of burdensome regulations that hinder the economy and job creation.

American companies have had to eliminate thousands of jobs as a result of overregulation imposed upon them by the EPA.  Accordingly, Heritage Action supported H.R. 3409 which was specifically designed to lessen the onslaught of EPA regulations.  The current Administration has encouraged policies designed by EPA bureaucrats that are demonstrably harmful to consumers and job seekers alike.  This legislation helps reverse this negative trend.

The vote results are listed below.

H.R. 3409: Passed by a vote of 233 to 174

Heritage Action: YES

Democrats Voting Correctly:

Altmire

Barrow

Berkley

Bishop (GA)

Boren

Boswell

Chandler

Costa

Costello

Critz

Cuellar

Donnelly (IN)

Holden

Kissell

Loebsack

Matheson

McIntyre

Peterson

Rahall

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:

Bass

Bilbray

Dold

Fitzpatrick

Gibson

Hayworth

Johnson (IL)

LoBiondo

Reichert

Rigell

Smith (NJ)

Wittman

Wolf

 

Please Share Your Thoughts

2 thoughts on “H.R. 3409, The Stop the War on Coal Act Key Vote Recap

  1. We just got the News Paper and big bold letters said 13,0100, jobs were going to be gone by 2013. We live in “SMALLSVILLE” and that will devistate our aera. To what extent ,I don’t know yet but you could bet the farm that the welfare offices are going to be bursting at the sems when that happens. What I find ironic is all the BAD news about JOBS was put off by OBAMA until AFTER the election, just like OBAMA-CARE, won’t be in full swing until 2014. It just keeps getting more and more ironic, Where does HE think ELECTRICITY come from, COAL, but He does NOT CARE AT ALL.HE is doing exactly what HE started out to do and that my friends is to DESTROY AMERICA and put us in a 3rd world atmosphere.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  2. Burning coal and drilling for natural gas are two of the greatest contributors of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Thank goodness we have scientists at the EPA to regulate pollution of air, water, and land, and federal regulators looking after mine worker safety. Our world would be much more polluted, unhealthy, and unsafe if we left environmental and worker safety regulation up to state politicians controlled by the executives of companies like Massey Energy, the folks that brought you the Upper Big Branch mine disaster of 2010.

    HR 3409 is bad legislation; its passage would be a return to the bad old days.

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