House Republicans’ Reasons for Voting in Favor of the Climate Law

The Divide Within: GOP Lawmakers Clash Over Climate Law

House Republicans found themselves at odds during the recent “energy week” as over 100 GOP lawmakers voted against weakening the Democrats’ climate law.

The Failed Amendment

Representative Garret Graves (R-La.) proposed an amendment to water permitting legislation that would impact companies utilizing funds from the Inflation Reduction Act. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 99-323.

Party Divisions Exposed

Energy week was meant to showcase House Republicans’ stance on energy policy. However, the Graves amendment highlighted the internal rift within the party regarding a law that was passed in 2022 without any GOP support.

Opposition from Trade Groups

Several major trade organizations, such as the American Clean Power Association and the Edison Electric Institute, vehemently lobbied against the amendment.

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