S 4

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 4

To make America the world's leader in clean energy.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. REID (for himself, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. KERRY, Mr. BENNET, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. COONS, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mrs. SHAHEEN, and Mr. AKAKA) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To make America the world's leader in clean energy.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Make America the World's Leader in Clean Energy Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--

      (1) promote investment in clean energy jobs and industries;

      (2) free the United States from dependence on oil, especially foreign oil;

      (3) reduce costs and pollution by promoting energy efficiency;

      (4) promote clean energy by retooling the infrastructure and workforce of the United States;

      (5) ensure the Federal Government is a leader in reducing pollution, promoting the use of clean energy sources, and implementing energy efficient practices;

      (6) reduce harmful energy-related air, land, and water pollution; and

      (7) eliminate wasteful tax subsidies that promote pollution.

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