House Members Lauded for Passing Energy Bill

Though the Senate is still moving ahead
with clean energy legislation, advocacy groups haven't forgotten the
contributions already made by lawmakers in the fight against global warming.

In a series of television
and print advertisements, House members who voted for the American Clean Energy
and Security Act, passed in June, have been drawing recognition for their efforts from a wide variety of
organizations and citizen coalitions.

Favorable television spots have been
running in at least 25 congressional districts, while print campaigns have been
launched in approximately 40 districts. Many of the ads focus on the economic
promise of the bill, which will create scores of new jobs in the
Midwes and elsewhere. A series of print advertisements run by a sportsmen group
emphasizes the inclusion of dedicated funds for safeguarding natural

 Among members being singled out for
praise are Tom
(D-VA); Harry Teague (D-N.M.); John
(D-Ohio); Alan Grayson (D-Fla.); Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.); and Frank
Kratovil (D-Md.).


Published: July 14, 2009