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house Bill H.R. 5055

Spending $37 Billion on Federal Energy and Water Programs for FY2017

Argument in favor

This bill strikes an appropriate balance in its funding priorities, and will improve the national security while also making infrastructure investments that benefit the economy.

CShaffer's Opinion
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05/24/2016
We need to start investing more money in our infrastructure and security as well as cut funding to nation and organizations that hate us. It's time to focus the taxes paid by the people on budget plans that will benefit the people of the United States.
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Jake's Opinion
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05/25/2016
The lead crisis is far more massive of an issue then people are aware of and is worth pulling funds from renewable energy funds to pay for it. Currently 2000 water systems across all 50 states have lead found in there system which, in turn, affect 6 MILLION American!
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GrumpyMSgt's Opinion
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05/25/2016
Yes, but I would like to see some emphasis placed on mining coal.
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Argument opposed

This legislation cuts too deeply into renewable energy programs while increasing funding for fossil fuel research. That’s simply unacceptable.

Tastybaldeagle's Opinion
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05/24/2016
Most of this money is going toward weapon grade plutonium and fossil fuels. It would cut the already abysmal funding state for renewable energy.
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William's Opinion
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05/24/2016
This bill is $1 billion short of the president's request for renewable energy. Less fossil fuel research and more investment towards renewables is imperative for sustaining civil society in the decades to come.
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Todd's Opinion
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05/24/2016
Fossil fuels are not the future. In order to achieve type one society status, we must prioritize renewable sources of energy, especially sun power.
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    We need to start investing more money in our infrastructure and security as well as cut funding to nation and organizations that hate us. It's time to focus the taxes paid by the people on budget plans that will benefit the people of the United States.
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    Most of this money is going toward weapon grade plutonium and fossil fuels. It would cut the already abysmal funding state for renewable energy.
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    This bill is $1 billion short of the president's request for renewable energy. Less fossil fuel research and more investment towards renewables is imperative for sustaining civil society in the decades to come.
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    Fossil fuels are not the future. In order to achieve type one society status, we must prioritize renewable sources of energy, especially sun power.
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    Why is it that renewable energy ALWAYS takes a back seat to petroleum interests who are killing the planet & have been doing so knowingly since the 1970's? Could it be that you, who have responsibility, are complete cowards and fools? YOU are collectively responsible for Trump & the demise of this country in whose flag you are always wrapped & who guard every bad argument by holding the Constitution to your traitorous manly chests!
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    This is backwards. We need to increase funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy (I work in the energy industry), and decrease funding for fossils fuels, so we can transition from fossils to renewable.
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    The lead crisis is far more massive of an issue then people are aware of and is worth pulling funds from renewable energy funds to pay for it. Currently 2000 water systems across all 50 states have lead found in there system which, in turn, affect 6 MILLION American!
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    The additional funding for fossil fuels is concerning because it is at the cost of renewable funding. Additionally, the revisions the clean water act are protections to the coal industry's poor record of effectively mitigating their negative impact on the environment after they mine out an area
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    Fund solar
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    Yes, but I would like to see some emphasis placed on mining coal.
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    Absolutely not! Decrease funding for clean energy and increase funding for burning coal and oil? What the hell is wrong with people? Fossil fuels are a finite resource that is running out. Whether you accept the reality of climate change or not, you cannot honestly believe that breathing coal smoke is good for you!
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    This seems like a lot of money and I'm not sure that I am comfortable that any of these departments will be fiscally responsible stewards of tax payer dollars; but it has to be funded. In regards to the renewable energy funding that opponents of the bill are complaining about... I say this to them... Put a sock in it! We have already spent billions on failed renewable energy pet projects. The govt needs to be fiscally responsible and focus on energy resources we know and create jobs.
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    Fossil fuels are going to be the mainstay of this countries energy backbone for a long time till renewable energy technics becomes more efficient, affordable, and dependable. As new technologies become available and meet the above requirements, fossil fuels will be fazed out over a period of time. Crying about it, and demanding action isn't going to change that. If you feel that strong about fossil fuels, then sell your car and buy a horse, get rid of your computers and iPhones. You can't complain about the "problem" and still be a part of supporting it.
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    Wow what a liberal slant on the description of the nay on this one. If you want this to be a truly great app try to be non-partisan. To say "that's not acceptable" is really not appropriate for Countable to say. Just provide the facts not your opinion. #thoughtpolice #1984
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    Just more military spending and domestic infrastructure negligence.
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    We need more spending on nuclear weapons research being that we are behind in the world. Especially behind the once again started Cold War threat that is Russia.
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    Yes, energy and water are critical... yet another painfully deceptive title for this bill. We already spend much more on weaponry ever justifiably should, given the environmental education problems this country is facing.
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    Increase funding for renewable energy resources, not for nonrenewables!
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    In favor of protecting waterways and improving our more efficient energy resources but I see no reason for such an increase in spending for our WMD development. We're fighting different kinds of enemies today that's like building a bigger gun to fight off mosquitos.
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    More money on fossil fuels and weaponry? Why not reallocate that money instead? We already spend more money on defense than anyone else.
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