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John McCain

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John McCain
First Name: John
Last Name: McCain
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State: Arizona
Office: Senate
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Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
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Senate Official Site: http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: http://www.johnmccain.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnmccain
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatorjohnmccain
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnMcCain

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

Senator McCain has stated in public he believes climate change is real (1). He sponsored the bipartisan Climate Stewardship Act in 2001 for a cap & trade system (2). Media have described his voting record on climate change as shifting since his 2008 Presidential campaign (3,4). He opposed the 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey) (5). In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about the Keystone XL Pipeline on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that human activity is real and contributes to climate change (6,7) and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change. In November 2015, he supported two Senate Resolutions opposing the Clean Power Plan. (8)

1. “Transcript of January 24, 2008 Republican Debate” in New York Times, No Author, 2016-01-24. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/us/politics/24text-debate.html

2. “Climate Stewardship Acts” in Wikipedia, Accessed 2016-09-08. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_Stewardship_Acts

3. “Has John McCain Gone Cool on Global Warming Legislation?” in New York Times, Darren Samuelsohn, 2009-07-16. http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/07/16/16greenwire-has-john-mccain-gone-cool-on-global-warming-le-59832.html

4. “What Happened To John McCain?” in The New Republic, Jesse Zwick, 2009-10-01 October. https://newrepublic.com/article/69931/what-happened-john-mccain

5. “McCain slams 'horrendous' climate bill” in Politico, Lisa Lerrer, 2009-11-19. http://www.politico.com/story/2009/11/mccain-slams-horrendous-climate-bill-029747

6. U.S. Senate Role Call Votes 114th Congress -1st Session, Vote Number 11, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011

7. U.S. Senate Role Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 12, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

In a 2007 Republican Presidential debate, John McCain said, “Climate change, in my view, is real." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/us/politics/24text-debate.html

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

From 2001, he was the original co-sponsor of the Climate Stewardship Act (bipartisan legislation referred to as "McCain-Lieberman") including a cap and trade system. He reintroduced the same bill in 2007. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_Stewardship_Acts

In 2007, as the Republican Presidential candidate, he said “Suppose we are wrong and there's no such thing as climate change, and we adapt green tech. All we've done is give our children a cleaner world. Suppose we are right about Climate Change and do nothing. Then what we have done for our kids?” Transcription of remarks to the Des Moines Register Editorial Board https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQlX13tUSh8 3:25-3:40

In 2009, he spoke out strongly against the The American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey). http://www.politico.com/story/2009/11/mccain-slams-horrendous-climate-bill-029747

In 2015, he voted for a resolution of disapproval saying that the Clean Power Plan “shall have no force or effect.” http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2015/11/senator-john-mccain-applauds-senate-passage-of-resolutions-halting-obama-administration-environmental-regulations

In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about the Keystone XL Pipeline on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that human activity is real and contributes to climate change and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/22/us-senate-man-climate-change-global-warming-hoax http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012 http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

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Media have described his voting record on climate change as shifting since his 2008 Presidential campaign. http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/07/16/16greenwire-has-john-mccain-gone-cool-on-global-warming-le-59832.html https://newrepublic.com/article/69931/what-happened-john-mccain