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Robert Portman

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Robert Portman
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Portman
Middle Name:
Nickname: Rob
Gender:
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Portman
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any):
State: Ohio
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: https://www.robportman.com/
Official Facebook:
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robportman
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/senrobportman
Campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/robportman

Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2011, Rob Portman voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (1). In 2013, he voted for a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions (2). In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan (3). In 2016, Rob Portman co-sponsored an amendment to the 2017 Energy Bill that specifies climate change is real and human activity contributes to the problem (4).

1. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 54, 2011-04-06. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

2. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 59, 2013-03-22. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

3. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 307, 2015-11-17. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

4. “These Republican Lawmakers Are Turning To Climate Action To Help Keep Their Seats” in ThinkProgress, No Author, 2016-04-28. https://thinkprogress.org/these-republican-lawmakers-are-turning-to-climate-action-to-help-keep-their-seats-7b9b3893c9de

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

In 2016, Rob Portman co-sponsored an amendment to the 2017 Energy Bill that specifies climate change is real and human activity contributes to the problem. https://thinkprogress.org/these-republican-lawmakers-are-turning-to-climate-action-to-help-keep-their-seats-7b9b3893c9de#.d18sqbwi7

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

In 2011, he voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

In 2013, he voted for a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.) http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

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 shifting in 2015. https://thinkprogress.org/these-republican-lawmakers-are-turning-to-climate-action-to-help-keep- their-seats-7b9b3893c9de

Rob Portman’s views on global warming and his proposal to let states opt out of Clean Power Plan. http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/03/rob_portman_and_global_warming_is_he_right_or_wrong_poll.html