1995 Scorecard Vote
President Clinton's budget for Fiscal 1996 sought to increase investments in renewable energy sources -- biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind -- to reduce pollution, create jobs, and decrease our country's reliance on imported oil. The House Science and Appropriations committees cut funding for these programs by 43 percent -- $167 million less than what Congress appropriated in Fiscal 1995.
On July 12, 1995, Rep. Scott Klug (R-WI) offered an amendment to the Fiscal 1996 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, H.R. 1905, to add $44.7 million to the renewable energy research and development account to help demonstrate and commercialize new technologies in renewable energy. The Klug amendment, which restored part of the funding cut by the committees, passed 214 - 208. YES is the pro-environment vote.
President Clinton signed H.R. 1905 into law on November 13, 1995.