2013 Scorecard Vote
Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2609, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, which would restore $329 million in funding for advanced energy projects that the underlying bill cut from the Department of Energy’s popular and innovative ARPA-E program. This cut would amount to 81 percent of the budget for ARPA-E, which is helping move America towards a clean energy future by investing in cutting-edge renewable energy technologies. The Garamendi amendment would offset the restored funding for ARPA-E by cutting a small portion of the bill’s unnecessarily high funding level for the National Nuclear Security Administration's weapons activities. On July 10, the House rejected the Garamendi amendment by a vote of 155-266 (House roll call vote 329). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.