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

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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May 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

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.


Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 30th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009
Length: 1428 pages


May 15, 2009

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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.

H.R. 2454 (111th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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