The House early Saturday approved an Oklahoma Republican’s amendment to federal spending legislation that would thwart EPA from proceeding with a program to allow use of higher amounts of ethanol in newer vehicles.
Our Congressman Walter B Jones voted NO.
Here is how the entire North Carolina delegation voted:
NC Representatives voting for the amendment: Renee Ellmers (R-2nd), Virginia Foxx (R-5th), Howard Coble (R-6th), Mike McIntyre (D-7th), Larry Kissell (D-8th), Sue Myrick (R-9th), Patrick T. Mc Henry (R-10th), Heath Shuler (D-11th) and Brad Miller (D-13th).
NC Representatives voting against it: G.K. Butterfield (D-1st), Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-3rd), David E. Price (D-4th), and Melvin L. Watt (D-12th).
The bill’s sponsor said, “My amendment ensures consumer safety, plain and simple. The EPA has completely ignored calls from lawmakers, industry, environmental and consumer groups to address important safety issues raised by the 50% increase in the ethanol mandate issued over the past year,” Sullivan said in a statement Saturday.
“Putting E15 into our general fuel supply could adversely impact up to 60% of cars on the road today– leading to consumer confusion at the pump and possible engine failure in the cars they drive,” he added.
Why did Walter vote NO?