Key Vote YES on Amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote YES on the following two amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, if they are brought up for a vote. Both of these amendments will be eligible to be included on FreedomWorks’ online congressional scorecard for 2016.

  • S. Amdt. 2977, by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard, which is the mandate that gasoline must be blended with ethanol and other biofuels. Environment and free market advocates all agree that corn ethanol is inefficient and wasteful, driving up food costs and actually costing more energy to produce than it saves.

  • S. Amdt. 3127, by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), would remove the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) from the bill. The LWCF is a pot of money that the federal government uses to buy up more land, adding to is already massive holdings. States can manage the conservation of their own lands – there is no justification for turning even more territory over to the federal government.

Please contact your senators and ask that they vote YES on these amendments, should they be brought to a vote. FreedomWorks may count votes on both of these amendments as Key Votes when calculating our Congressional Scorecard for 2016. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of Congress who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.


Adam Brandon

President & CEO, FreedomWorks