7 More Representatives Buck the T. Boone Pickens Billionaire Bailout Bill

by William Yeatman on July 20, 2011

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Since my last update, 7 more Members of Congress have withdrawn as sponsors of H.R. 1380, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (a.k.a., the NAT GAS Act, a.k.a., “The T. Boone Pickens Earmark Bill,” a.k.a., the “Pickens-Your-Pocket Boondoggle Bill”), legislation that was manufactured by billionaire T. Boone Pickens in order to make himself even richer. The bill would subsidize the use of natural gas as a fuel for the transportation sector, in particular for the trucking industry. Pickens is a gas tycoon, and it goes without saying that legislation to increase demand for gas is good for his bottom line.

The “magnificent 7” Members of Congress who deserve credit for having bucked the T. Boone Pickens Billionaire Bailout since my last update:

Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] – 4/7/2011(withdrawn – 6/16/2011)
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] – 4/7/2011(withdrawn – 6/14/2011)
Rep Kelly, Mike [PA-3] – 4/12/2011(withdrawn – 6/14/2011)
Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] – 4/14/2011(withdrawn – 7/13/2011)
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] – 4/15/2011(withdrawn – 6/16/2011)
Rep Nugent, Richard [FL-5] – 4/15/2011(withdrawn – 6/16/2011)
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 6/3/2011(withdrawn – 6/22/2011)

Members of Congress who already had bucked the T. Boone Pickens Billionaire Bailout:

Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] – 4/6/2011(withdrawn – 5/26/2011)
Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] – 4/6/2011(withdrawn – 6/13/2011)
Rep Tipton, Scott [CO-3] – 4/7/2011(withdrawn – 6/13/2011)
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] – 4/12/2011(withdrawn – 5/26/2011)
Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] – 4/13/2011(withdrawn – 6/13/2011)
Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] – 4/14/2011(withdrawn – 5/10/2011)
Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] – 5/3/2011(withdrawn – 6/13/2011)
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 5/12/2011(withdrawn – 5/23/2011)

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