|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
CONTACT: NH Dem Party, (603) 225-6899
CONCORD, NH -- Charlie Bass and Jeb Bradley's photo-op today with the Energy Secretary at a local solar cell business is not enough to cover up their record of voting against the exact programs they are promoting.
Both Bass and Bradley voted in 2004 against a $30 million increase for renewable energy and also voted in 2005 to cut $2.7 billion from conservation programs that include renewable energy projects.
"Bass and Bradley may pose for the cameras as friends of renewable energy, but their voting record shows the exact opposite," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan.
"Actions speak louder than words, and our congressmen have voted against renewable energy one too many times to get away with a photo-op like this."
*** VOTES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY ***
BASS AND BRADLEY VOTED AGAINST $30 MILLION
INCREASE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY. The vote opposed to an amendment to the energy and water funding bill to increase funding for renewable energy sources by $30 million - 10% more than what the underlying bill provided for solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydrogen renewable energy programs. The increase was defeated, 150-241. [House Vote #321, 6/25/04; CQ House Action Reports. Legislative Day: 6/25/04; Advanced Simulation and Computing Program. http://www.lanl.gov/asci/]
BASS AND BRADLEY VOTED TO CUT $2.7 BILLION
FROM COMMODITY, RESEARCH, RURAL DEVELOPMENT
AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS. The measure made several cuts to agriculture programs, including $934 million from farm conservation initiatives and $1 billion from programs focused on rural development, enhanced broadband and renewable energy. [House Vote #670, 12/19/05; House Budget Committee Minority Staff, "Key Provisions in the Conference Report on the Republican Spending Reconciliation Bill." 12/19/05]