Who’s Getting Gassy In The House?

There’s not really any question who H.R. 1380 is meant to benefit. The answer is in the acronym of the bill’s unofficial name: NATGAS. It’s a giveaway to the natural gas industry.

The New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act, written by Representative John Sullivan, would give out 5 billion dollars in federal government subsidies in order to encourage transportation businesses to switch over to from one fossil fuel to another fossil fuel – from diesel to natural gas.

Why would the government promote such a switch? It wouldn’t be for environmental reasons. A recent study from Cornell University found that natural gas obtained through hydrofracturing contributes as much, if not more, to global warming as the burning of coal. The drilling for and burning of natural gas is not as clean as natural gas companies would like us to believe.

Nonetheless, H.R. 1380 has received substantial support, from both Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives. Many of these politicians were howling just a couple of weeks ago about out of control government spending. Now, they’re supporting a plan to throw out billions of dollars to benefit big natural gas companies.

The following are the sponsors of the bill so far:

John Sullivan (Republican-OK, District 1) — principal sponsor
Rodney Alexander (Republican-LA, District 5)
Jason Altmire (Democrat-PA, District 4)
Robert Andrews (Democrat-NJ, District 1)
Joe Baca (Democrat-CA, District 43)
Spencer Bachus (Republican-AL, District 6)
Lou Barletta (Republican-PA, District 11)
John Barrow (Democrat-GA, District 12)
Joe Barton (Republican-TX, District 6)
Shelley Berkley (Democrat-NV, District 1)
Brian Bilbray (Republican-CA, District 50)
Rob Bishop (Republican-UT, District 1)
Sanford Bishop (Democrat-GA, District 2)
Timothy Bishop (Democrat-NY, District 1)
Marsha Blackburn (Republican-TN, District 7)
Jo Bonner (Republican-AL, District 1)
Mary Bono Mack (Republican-CA, District 45)
Dan Boren (Democrat-OK, District 2)
Leonard Boswell (Democrat-IA, District 3)
Charles Boustany (Republican-LA, District 7)
Kevin Brady (Republican-TX, District 8 )
Robert Brady (Democrat-PA, District 1)
Larry Bucshon (Republican-IN, District 8 )
Dan Burton (Republican-IN, District 5)
Ken Calvert (Republican-CA, District 44)
Shelley Moore Capito (Republican-WV, District 2)
Michael Capuano (Democrat-MA, District 8 )
Dennis Cardoza (Democrat-CA, District 18)
Russ Carnahan (Democrat-MO, District 3)
John Carter (Republican-TX, District 31)
Bill Cassidy (Republican-LA, District 6)
Ben Chandler (Democrat-KY, District 6)
Yvette Clarke (Democrat-NY, District 11)
Emanuel Cleaver (Democrat-MO, District 5)
Tom Cole (Republican-OK, District 4)
Michael Conaway (Republican-TX, District 11)
Gerald Connolly (Democrat-VA, District 11)
Jim Costa (Democrat-CA, District 20)
Joe Courtney (Democrat-CT, District 2)
Mark Critz (Democrat-PA, District 12)
Joseph Crowley (Democrat-NY, District 7)
Henry Cuellar (Democrat-TX, District 28)
John Culberson (Republican-TX, District 7)
Elijah Cummings (Democrat-MD, District 7)
Danny Davis (Democrat-IL, District 7)
Peter DeFazio (Democrat-OR, District 4)
Diana DeGette (Democrat-CO, District 1)
Rosa DeLauro (Democrat-CT, District 3)
Jeff Denham (Republican-CA, District 19)
Joe Donnelly (Democrat-IN, District 2)
Michael Doyle (Democrat-PA, District 14)
Keith Ellison (Democrat-MN, District 5)
Jo Ann Emerson (Republican-MO, District 8 )
Blake Farenthold (Republican-TX, District 27)
Sam Farr (Democrat-CA, District 17)
Chaka Fattah (Democrat-PA, District 2)
Bob Filner (Democrat-CA, District 51)
John Fleming (Republican-LA, District 4)
Marcia Fudge (Democrat-OH, District 11)
Elton Gallegly (Republican-CA, District 24)
Cory Gardner (Republican-CO, District 4)
Jim Gerlach (Republican-PA, District 6)
Charles Gonzalez (Democrat-TX, District 20)
Al Green (Democrat-TX, District 9)
Gene Green (Democrat-TX, District 29)
Tim Griffin (Republican-AR, District 2)
Raul Grijalva (Democrat-AZ, District 7)
Michael Grimm (Republican-NY, District 13)
Ralph Hall (Republican-TX, District 4)
Colleen Hanabusa (Democrat-HI, District 1)
Gregg Harper (Republican-MS, District 3)
Alcee Hastings (Democrat-FL, District 23)
Martin Heinrich (Democrat-NM, District 1)
Brian Higgins (Democrat-NY, District 27)
James Himes (Democrat-CT, District 4)
Tim Holden (Democrat-PA, District 17)
Rush Holt (Democrat-NJ, District 12)
Michael Honda (Democrat-CA, District 15)
Duncan Hunter (Republican-CA, District 52)
Darrell Issa (Republican-CA, District 49)
Jesse Jackson (Democrat-IL, District 2)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democrat-TX, District 30)
Walter Jones (Republican-NC, District 3)
Marcy Kaptur (Democrat-OH, District 9)
Mike Kelly (Republican-PA, District 3)
Peter King (Republican-NY, District 3)
Larry Kissell (Democrat-NC, District 8 )
John Kline (Republican-MN, District 2)
Jeff Landry (Republican-LA, District 3)
James Langevin (Democrat-RI, District 2)
James Lankford (Republican-OK, District 5)
John Larson (Democrat-CT, District 1)
Steven LaTourette (Republican-OH, District 14)
Barbara Lee (Democrat-CA, District 9)
John Lewis (Democrat-GA, District 5)
Daniel Lipinski (Democrat-IL, District 3)
David Loebsack (Democrat-IA, District 2)
Nita Lowey (Democrat-NY, District 18)
Frank Lucas (Republican-OK, District 3)
Cynthia Lummis (Republican-WY, District 0)
Daniel Lungren (Republican-CA, District 3)
Stephen Lynch (Democrat-MA, District 9)
Kenny Marchant (Republican-TX, District 24)
Jim Matheson (Democrat-UT, District 2)
Doris Matsui (Democrat-CA, District 5)
Carolyn McCarthy (Democrat-NY, District 4)
Michael McCaul (Republican-TX, District 10)
Thaddeus McCotter (Republican-MI, District 11)
Mike McIntyre (Democrat-NC, District 7)
Patrick Meehan (Republican-PA, District 7)
Gregory Meeks (Democrat-NY, District 6)
Brad Miller (Democrat-NC, District 13)
Jeff Miller (Republican-FL, District 1)
Christopher Murphy (Democrat-CT, District 5)
Tim Murphy (Republican-PA, District 18)
Sue Myrick (Republican-NC, District 9)
Richard Nugent (Republican-FL, District 5)
Pete Olson (Republican-TX, District 22)
John Olver (Democrat-MA, District 1)
Ron Paul (Republican-TX, District 14)
Stevan Pearce (Republican-NM, District 2)
Ed Perlmutter (Democrat-CO, District 7)
Gary Peters (Democrat-MI, District 9)
Todd Platts (Republican-PA, District 19)
Ted Poe (Republican-TX, District 2)
Bill Posey (Republican-FL, District 15)
Nick Rahall (Democrat-WV, District 3)
Charles Rangel (Democrat-NY, District 15)
Tom Reed (Republican-NY, District 29)
Silvestre Reyes (Democrat-TX, District 16)
Laura Richardson (Democrat-CA, District 37)
Cedric Richmond (Democrat-LA, District 2)
Scott Rigell (Republican-VA, District 2)
Thomas Rooney (Republican-FL, District 16)
Mike Ross (Democrat-AR, District 4)
Steven Rothman (Democrat-NJ, District 9)
Gregorio Sablan (Democrat-MP, District 0)
Linda Sanchez (Democrat-CA, District 39)
Steve Scalise (Republican-LA, District 1)
Austin Scott (Republican-GA, District 8 )
Robert Scott (Democrat-VA, District 3)
Jose Serrano (Democrat-NY, District 16)
Pete Sessions (Republican-TX, District 32)
Terri Sewell (Democrat-AL, District 7)
Heath Shuler (Democrat-NC, District 11)
Bill Shuster (Republican-PA, District 9)
Michael Simpson (Republican-ID, District 2)
Albio Sires (Democrat-NJ, District 13)
Adam Smith (Democrat-WA, District 9)
Lamar Smith (Republican-TX, District 21)
Jackie Speier (Democrat-CA, District 12)
Betty Sutton (Democrat-OH, District 13)
Lee Terry (Republican-NE, District 2)
Glenn Thompson (Republican-PA, District 5)
Mike Thompson (Democrat-CA, District 1)
Mac Thornberry (Republican-TX, District 13)
Scott Tipton (Republican-CO, District 3)
Paul Tonko (Democrat-NY, District 21)
Edolphus Towns (Democrat-NY, District 10)
Anthony Weiner (Democrat-NY, District 9)
Peter Welch (Democrat-VT, District 0)
Lynn Westmoreland (Republican-GA, District 3)
Frederica Wilson (Democrat-FL, District 17)
Joe Wilson (Republican-SC, District 2)
David Wu (Democrat-OR, District 1)
John Yarmuth (Democrat-KY, District 3)
Don Young (Republican-AK, District 0)

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  1. Paul Tonco! and all signing HR 1380 are you NUTS???? Aiding Ecco Terrorists is a criminal act….this industries track record proves this, the EPA/DEC are crippled and have not protected us… and neither are you…YOU DRINK IT , GET SICK AND DIE A MISSERABLE DEATH KNOWING YOU ARE CONDEMING ALL LIFE DEPENDENT OF CLEAN AIR AND WATER ANE LAND TO BEING POISONED for some fast Bucks???? Criminals should be locked up not rewarded ! know by supporting this you are joining the ecco- terrorist in a mass poisoning of all sentient beings ………YOU ER, THAT IS HUMAN….TO AID MOTHER FRACKERS IS CRIMINAL….STOP THIS NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE FOR NYS….THIS IS A NOTICE AND DEMAND!

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