H.R. 2454 (111th): American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Introduced:

May 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 26, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 30th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009
Length: 1428 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

This is the so-called Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill and was considered more comprehensive and ambitious than both the Lieberman-Warner Bill and President Obama’s proposal. For more information, see Climate Change Legislation: Where Does it Stand?.

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History

May 15, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2009
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 26, 2009
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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