1994 Scorecard Vote
Recognizing the need for the federal government to reorder spending policies that favor polluting sources of energy over improved energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, Reps. Phil Sharp (D-IN), Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), Dick Swett (D-NH), and Connie Morella (R-MD) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 188. The resolution calls for: increasing U.S. energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2010; increasing the use of renewable energy sources so that they produced 20 percent of U.S. energy needs by 2010; and taking a first step toward achieving these goals by shifting $1 billion in the Department of Energy's overall budget towards energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, while reducing the overall department budget.
The League of Conservation Voters considers cosponsoring H.R. 188 to be a pro-environment action. So far, 124 lawmakers have cosponsored the resolution.