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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-H5805 on Apr 15, 2008

Signature Legislation: establishing a solar energy program on federal lands
Source: Zeroing In American Energy Act (H.R.5805)
Zeroing In American Energy Act of 2008 - To establish a new solar energy future for America through public-private partnership and energy leasing for reliable and affordable energy for the American people. Establishes a program for the leasing of federal lands for the advancement, development, assessment, installation, and operation of commercial photovoltaic and concentrating solar power energy systems. The Congress makes the following findings:
  1. Establishing a clean energy future requires new innovative technologies.
  2. Solar energy offers the United States tremendous domestic energy opportunities.
  3. The Southwestern United States is the Saudi Arabia of solar energy.
  4. The publication Scientific American, in its January of 2008 issue, theorized a 'Grand Plan for Solar' that suggests theoretically solar power could provide 69 percent of America's electricity by 2050.
  5. Establishing a new solar energy future will require a strong public-private partnership.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: Establish a solar energy program on federal lands (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Establish a solar energy program on federal lands (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-H5805



Republicans participating in 08-H5805

Rob Bishop s2oUtah Republican 
Jeff Flake s2oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Dean Heller s2oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s2oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Steve Pearce s1iNew Mexico Republican 
Rick Renzi s2oArizona Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Bill Sali s2oIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Shadegg s2oArizona Republican 
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
Don Young s2oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 08-H5805



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0


















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