On the same day the Senate Energy Committee reported out the ACELA legislation, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Vice President Biden headlined a Democratic caucus-sponsored clean-energy event on Capitol Hill, where Senator Reid noted that the date was the same as the day 230 years prior when American colonists launched the battle of Bunker Hill. He announced "This is not the first time Americans have gathered on June 17 to declare our dedication to securing our future. ... Today we are firing the first shots of a clean energy revolution." For more insurrectionist smoke billowing over the blasted battlefield of Senate policymaking, click here.