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Fuel Economy: Durbin Amendment
S. 14
07/29/2003
Senate Roll Call No. 309
108th Congress, 1st Session
Rejected: 32-65 (see complete tally)

This vote was on an amendment to S. 14, the Senate energy bill, offered by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.). It would have meaningfully increased fuel economy standards for passenger cars, SUVs and minivans to 40 mpg by 2015 and to 27.5 mpg for pickup trucks, covering all vehicles up to 10,000 lbs.

Failed: 32 Yea to 65 Nay
Supporting more fuel-efficient vehicles = Yea

 

Fuel Economy: Bond-Levin Amendment
S. 14
07/29/2003
Senate Roll Call No. 310
108th Congress, 1st Session
Agreed to: 66-30

This vote was on an amendment to S. 14, the Senate Energy Bill, that would undermine attempts to increase fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles. The provisions in the Bond-Levin amendment would have added new statutory factors that are redundant, unduly burdensome and litigation bait for industry, hindering the future standard setting processes. It also would undercut the government’s incentive to set standards at the maximum feasible fuel economy for the industry as a whole by requiring consideration of "manufacturer competitiveness," which likely would drive down standards to those achievable by the worst performers.

Passed 66 Yea to 30 Nay
Supporting more fuel-efficient vehicles = Nay