Suzanne Kosmas on Energy and the Environment

Last Updated : Sep 13, 2010

Summary

Congresswoman Kosmas voted for and supports the cap-and-trade program voted on in the US House. She has voiced support for such a system and claimed that it will protect consumers from price increases.

 

Clean Air and Water

 

Official Website Statements

 

Campaign Website Statements

Bringing Clean Energy Jobs to Central Florida

One of my top priorities has been to improve Central Florida’s economy by spurring the creation of new clean energy jobs. Central Florida is poised to be a national leader in clean energy technology and we must continue to support this growing industry.

Moving towards energy independence is also critical to America’s national security interests. I have fought for sustained investment in clean energy research and development and I will continue working to create the high-tech jobs that will drive Central Florida’s economy in the 21st century.

 

Voting Record

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap-and-Trade)

Also known as Cap and Trade, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 sought to create a system of carbon credits which would be issued to each business, and dictated the amount of carbon each business was allowed to put into the evironment through the creation of goods or the use of energy. When a company exceed the amount of carbon allocated to it (exceeded it\'s cap), it could then trade or purchase carbon credits from businesses below their allocated level. The bill passed the house in a 219-212 vote, but was never brought up for a vote in the Senate. Suzanne Kosmas voted in favor of the Cap and Trade program.

Suzanne Kosmas voted in favor of the Cap and Trade program.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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