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Roll Call 764 (10-6-11) H.R. 2681 Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.

Passed in House 262 to 161, 10 not voting. Died in Senate.

Bill Summary:  Exempts the cement industry from an array of federal pollution regulations. Requires the EPA to promulgate new, achievable pollution standards for the industry and gives the industry a minimum of five years to comply.

Analysis:  This measure would give needed relief to one American industry suffering from unreasonable regulations of the unconstitutional Environmental Protection Agency. The Insider Establishment has used the EPA as a hammer in its war to deindustrialize America.

Unfortunately, this measure is purely defensive, addressing symptoms and not the root causes of the problem. Moreover, it is pure GOP posturing, since it had no prospect of becoming law. However, we give credit to those 25 Democrats who bucked the subversive agenda of their party’s leadership and supported the relief measure.

We have assigned (good vote) to the Ayes and (bad vote) to the Noes. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)

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