Many in GOP Refuse to Defund Solyndra-Style Energy Programs

Friday, June 1st, 2012 and is filed under Blog

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This is getting old.  Time and again, conservatives propose legislation to defund green energy programs, yet half of House Republicans refuse to get on board.  While all Republicans enjoy making light of Obama’s failed green energy endeavors, many of them are unwilling to put action to their words.

Earlier today, the House considered the annual spending bill that funds the Department if [Green] Energy.  Now, any conservative that is worth a pound of salt should support the complete elimination of this destructive and wasteful department (with the exception of the nuclear weapons facilities).  Yet, half the Republican conference cannot bring themselves to cut a few billion in green energy programs.  Congressman Tom McClintock proposed an amendment that would eliminate all funding provided in the bill for renewable energy programs. The $1.5 billion total includes an appropriation of $115 million that would remain available through fiscal 2014. It would transfer $1.5 billion to the bill’s spending reduction account.

His effort failed 113-275.  Over 100 Republicans voted no.  In our effort to continue spotlighting Republican voting records, we will post the offenders below:

  • Austria (OH-07)
  • Barletta (PA-11)
  • Bartlett, R. (MD-06)
  • Barton, J. (TX-06)
  • Bass, C. (NH-02)
  • Berg (ND-AL)
  • Biggert (IL-13)
  • Bilbray, B. (CA-50)
  • Black, D. (TN-06)
  • Bonner (AL-01)
  • Bono Mack, M. (CA-45)
  • Buchanan (FL-13)
  • Bucshon (IN-08)
  • Camp, D. (MI-04)
  • Canseco (TX-23)
  • Capito (WV-02)
  • Carter (TX-31)
  • Coffman (CO-06)
  • Cole (OK-04)
  • Cravaack (MN-08)
  • Crawford (AR-01)
  • Crenshaw (FL-04)
  • Davis, G. (KY-04)
  • Denham (CA-19)
  • Dent (PA-15)
  • Diaz-Balart (FL-21)
  • Dold (IL-10)
  • Dreier (CA-26)
  • Ellmers (NC-02)
  • Emerson, J. (MO-08)
  • Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
  • Fleischmann (TN-03)
  • Forbes (VA-04)
  • Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
  • Gardner (CO-04)
  • Gerlach (PA-06)
  • Gibbs, B. (OH-18)
  • Gibson, C. (NY-20)
  • Granger (TX-12)
  • Griffin (AR-02)
  • Griffith (VA-09)
  • Grimm (NY-13)
  • Guthrie (KY-02)
  • Hall, R. (TX-04)
  • Hanna (NY-24)
  • Harper (MS-03)
  • Hastings, D. (WA-04)
  • Hayworth (NY-19)
  • Heck (NV-03)
  • Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
  • Johnson, B. (OH-06)
  • Johnson, Timothy (IL-15)
  • Kelly (PA-03)
  • King, P. (NY-03)
  • King, S. (IA-05)
  • Kingston, J. (GA-01)
  • Kinzinger (IL-11)
  • Lance (NJ-07)
  • Lankford (OK-05)
  • Latham (IA-04)
  • Latta (OH-05)
  • LoBiondo (NJ-02)
  • Lucas, F. (OK-03)
  • Luetkemeyer (MO-09)
  • Lungren (CA-03)
  • Marino (PA-10)
  • McCaul (TX-10)
  • McCotter (MI-11)
  • McKinley (WV-01)
  • Meehan (PA-07)
  • Murphy, T. (PA-18)
  • Noem (SD-AL)
  • Palazzo (MS-04)
  • Pitts (PA-16)
  • Platts (PA-19)
  • Reed, T. (NY-29)
  • Rehberg (MT-AL)
  • Reichert (WA-08)
  • Renacci (OH-16)
  • Rigell (VA-02)
  • Rivera (FL-25)
  • Roby (AL-02)
  • Rogers, H. (KY-05)
  • Rogers, Mike (MI-08)
  • Rogers, Mike D. (AL-03)
  • Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18)
  • Roskam (IL-06)
  • Runyan (NJ-03)
  • Schock (IL-18)
  • Shimkus (IL-19)
  • Shuster, Bill (PA-09)
  • Simpson, M. (ID-02)
  • Smith, Adrian (NE-03)
  • Smith, C. (NJ-04)
  • Smith, Lamar (TX-21)
  • Stivers (OH-15)
  • Sullivan (OK-01)
  • Terry (NE-02)
  • Thompson, G. (PA-05)
  • Tiberi (OH-12)
  • Tipton (CO-03)
  • Turner, M. (OH-03)
  • Walden, G. (OR-02)
  • Webster (FL-08)
  • Wittman (VA-01)
  • Wolf (VA-10)
  • Womack (AR-03)