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American Clean Energy and Security Act

waxman_markey0905131.jpgThe House of Representatives passed a sweeping climate and energy bill on June 26, 2009, the first time a U.S. chamber of Congress has passed a bill that sets mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. The American Clean Energy & Security Act passed the House with a vote of 219-212; 211 Democrats and 8 Republicans supported the bill. In his weekly address a day after the vote, President Obama said the legislation was "historic" and would "open the door to a clean energy economy and a better future for America." The bill sets mandatory caps on 87 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. It would require 17 percent emission reductions below 2005 levels by 2020, and 83 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. Download final House bill

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