Roll Call! House Pledges Support/Funds for Global/State Climate Change Agenda

Roll Call Graphic
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PASSED
in the State House of Representatives
on June 21, 2017, by a vote of
105-31
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Purpose: To pledge that Vermont citizens will continue to bear the costs and sacrifices of the global Paris Climate Agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal from the pact, and to affirm support for an aggressive statewide CO2 reduction program.
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Analysis: HR 15 is an exercise in hollow “virtue signaling.” It is a non-binding state resolution pledging to support non-binding international agreement from which the United States has withdrawn.

However, taken at face value, those voting YES on this resolution pledged to support the policies and costs necessary to meet the goals set forth the Paris Climate Agreement through the U.S. Climate Alliance of states. This includes the $3 billion U.S. commitment to the international “Green Climate Fund,” and lowering our greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 26-28 percent within eight years – a goal that will require draconian action to curb the use of gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, etc.
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Those voting NO recognized that this resolution, if acted upon, is a Trojan Horse full of higher taxes and crippling regulations, and that legislators were voting on this after no debate and no analysis of the potential economic impact.

As Recorded in the House Journal, Tuesday, May 3, 2017: “Shall the House adopt the resolution, as amended? was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 105. Nays, 31.” (Read the Journal, p. 2780 – 2785.)

How They Voted

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David Ainsworth (R-Royalton) – YES
Janet Ancel (D-Calis) – YES
Bob Bancroft (R-Westford) – YES
John Bartholomew (D-Hartland) – YES
Fred Baser (R-Bristol) – YES
Lynn Batchelor (R-Derby Line) – NO
Scott Beck (R-St. Johnsbury) – YES
Paul Belaski (D-Windsor) – YES
Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – NO
Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – YES
Thomas Bock (D-Chester) – YES
William Botzow (D-Bennington) – YES
Patrick Brennan (R-Colchster) – NO
Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – YES
Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – YES
Jessica Brumsted (D-Shelburne) – YES
Susan Buckholz (D-White River Jct) – ABSENT
Thomas Burditt (R-West Rutland) – ABSENT
Mollie Burke (P/D-Brattleboro) – YES
William Canfield (R/D-Fair Haven) – NO
Stephen Carr (D-Brandon) – YES
Robin Chestnut-Tangerman (P-Middletown Springs) – YES
Annemarie Christiansen (D-Perkinsville) – YES
Kevin Christie (D-White River Jct.) – YES
Brian Cina (P-Burlington) – YES
Celene Colburn – (P-Burlington) – YES
James Condon (D-Colchester) – ABSENT
Peter Conlon (D-Cornwall) – YES
Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) – YES
Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) – YES
Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – YES
Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – YES
Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – NO
Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – YES
David Deen (D-Putney) – YES
Dennis Devereux (R-Belmont) – ABSENT
Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson (R-St. Albans) – NO
Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) – YES
Johannah Donovan (D-Burlington) – YES
Betsy Dunn (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Alice Emmons (D/W-Springfield) – YES
Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) – NO
Martha Feltus (R-Lyndonville) – YES
Rachael Fields (D-Bennington) – YES
Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) – YES
Robert Frenier (R-Chelsea) – NO
Douglas Gage (R-Rutland) – NO
Marianna Gamache (R-Swanton) – NO
John Gannon (D-Wilmington) – YES
Marcia Gardner (D-Richmond) – YES
Dylan Giambatista (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Diana Gonzalez (P/D-Winooski) – YES
Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) – YES
Rodney Graham (R-Williamstown) – NO
Adam Greshin (I-Warren) – YES
Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester) – YES
Jim Harrison (R-Chittenden) – YES
Helen Head (D-So. Burlington) – YES
Michael Hebert (R-Vernon) – NO
Robert Helm (R/D-Fair Haven) – NO
Mark Higley (R-Lowell) – NO
Matt Hill (D-Johnson) – YES
Jay Hooper (D-Brookfield) – YES
Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) – YES
Lori Houghton (D-Essex Jct.) – YES
Mary Howard (D-Rutland) – YES
Ronald Hubert (R-Milton) – NO
Kimberly Jessup (D-Middlesex) – YES
Ben Jickling (I-E. Randolph) – YES
Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – PRESIDING
Ben Joseph (D-N. Hero) – YES
Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) – NO
Brian Keefe (R-Manchester) – NO
Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) – YES
Charlie Kimbell (D-Woodsock) – ABSENT

Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) – YES
Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) – YES
Rob LaClair (R-Barre Town) – ABSENT
Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) – ABSENT
Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) – YES
Richard Lawrence (R-Lyndon) – NO
Paul Lefebvre (R-Island Pond) – YES
Patti Lewis (R-Berlin) – ABSENT
William Lippert (D-Hinesburg) – YES
Emily Long (D-Newfane) – YES
Gabrielle Lucke (D-White River Jct.) – YES
Terence Macaig (D-Williston) – ABSENT
Michael Marcotte (R/D-Newport) – YES
Marcia Martel (R-Waterford) – ABSENT
James Masland (D-Thetford) – YES
Curtis McCormack (D/W-Burlington) – YES
Patricia McCoy (R-Poultney) – YES
James McCullough (D-Williston) – YES
Francis McFaun (R/D-Barre) – YES
Alice Miller (D-Shaftsbury) – YES
Kiah Morris (D-Bennington) – YES
Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) – NO
Michael Mrowicki (D-Putney) – YES
Barbara Murphy (I-Fairfax) – YES
Linda Myers (R-Essex) – YES
Gary Nolan (R-Morrisville) – NO
Terry Norris (I-Shoreham) – NO
Daniel Noyes (D-Wolcott) – YES
Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) – YES
Carol Ode (D-Burlington) – YES
Oliver Olsen (I-Jamaica) – YES
Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – YES
Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – YES
Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – NO
Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – ABSENT
David Potter (D-Clarendon) – YES
Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – YES
Constance Quimby (R-Concord) – NO
Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – YES
Carl Rosenquist (R-Georgia) – NO
Brian Savage (R-Swanton) – NO
Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury) – YES
Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) – YES
David Sharpe (D-Bristol) – YES
Charles Shaw (R/D-Pitsford) – NO
Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) – YES
Laura Sibilia (I-West Dover) – YES
Brian Smith (R/D-Derby) – NO
Harvey Smith (R-New Haven) – YES
Trevor Squirrill (D-Underhill) – YES
Thomas Stevens (D-Waterbury) – YES
Vicki Strong (R-Albany) – NO
Valerie Stuart (D-Brattleboro) – YES
Linda Sullivan (D-Dorset) – YES
Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – YES
Curt Taylor (D-Colchester) – YES
Thomas Terenzini (R/D-Rutland) – NO
George Till (D-Jericho) – YES
Tristan Toleno (D-Brattleboro) – YES
Catherine Toll (D-Danville) – YES
Maida Townsend (D-S. Burlington) – ABSENT
Matthew Trieber (D-Bellows Falls) – YES
Chip Troiano (D-Hardwick) – YES
Donald Turner (R-Milton) – YES
Warren Van Wyck (R-Ferrisburgh) – NO
Gary Viens (R-Newport) – NO
Tommy Walz (D-Barre City) – YES
Kathryn Webb (D-Shelburne) – YES
Cindy Weed (P/D-Enosburg Falls) – YES
Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) – YES
Theresa Wood (D-Waterbury) – YES
Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – YES
David Yacovone (D-Morrisville) – YES
Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – YES
Samuel Young (D-Glover) – ABSENT

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