1999 Scorecard Vote
During consideration of the Fiscal Year 2000 Interior appropriations bill, Senator Richard Bryan (D-NV) introduced an amendment to transfer $23 million out of the Forest Service timber management and timber road building programs into programs to protect fish and wildlife (see House vote 5). The Bryan amendment attempted to raise funding levels for Forest Service road maintenance and wildlife and fisheries habitat management programs. Environmentalists supported this effort to divert funds from a harmful program that subsidizes logging on public lands toward positive programs that protect fish and wildlife.
Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) then offered a motion to table (kill) the Bryan amendment. On September 14, 1999, the Senate agreed to the Craig motion by a 54-43 vote. NO on the Craig motion to table is the pro-environment vote.