Plug In America member and author Sherry Boschert (she wrote Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America
) has put together a legislative scorecard for America's mid-term elections. The list is simply a recounting of how current members of Congress voted on bills that advanced plug-in electric vehicles
(four in the Senate, five in the House of Representatives) and gives them a score based on those votes. The bills include the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (which passed), the Renewable Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 and the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. You can get all the details in the scorecard here
There are plenty of House members with a zero percent rating, but only two senators, Mike Johanns (R-NE) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) that get a total failing grade. Johanns says he approves of more efficient vehicles, including plug-ins,
but hasn't voted for them. On top of his votes against plug-ins, DeMint also voted against raising CAFE standards
, so his big goose egg isn't a surprise. Look up
your own legislators if you're headed to the polls tomorrow.
[Source: Plug In America