7/10/13 Signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to move forward quickly in proposing a new rule on biogenic carbon emissions.

8/8/13 Signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to establish a policy for biogenic carbon emissions in a timely fashion and craft a solution that follows a simple, practical, science-based framework that recognizes the full carbon benefits of biomass.

113th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - Senate
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 2642, the Farm Bill Conference Report: This bill contains a number of provisions supported by AF&PA: • Includes the Forest Products Fairness Act (HR 979), which allows forest products to be included in USDA’s biobased programs. • Includes compromise language that exempts forest roads and silviculture activities from any permitting requirements and the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act. The language does not prevent EPA from considering non- permit measures for forest roads and silviculture activities. • Includes improvements to conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program and multiple beneficial provisions related to federal land management • Calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to revise the strategic plan for the FIA program and includes direction on what should be included. • Funding for Energy Title programs generally was reduced. The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) has been reduced to $25 million a year in total funding, not more than half of which can be used for the Collection, Harvest, Storage and Transportation (CHST) payments that previously were a concern for the industry. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 100%
112th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - Senate
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
S.Amdt. 183 to S.493, the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act: This amendment prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act without the input of Congress. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 3078, the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 3079, the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 3080, the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
S.AMDT.1660 to S.1813, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act: This amendment provides additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 0%
Symbol Key:
Voted with the preferred position Voted against the preferred position
Y Voted YES N Voted NO
- Did Not Vote A Absent
T Paired Vote Z Presiding
P Voted PRESENT