2013 Scorecard Vote
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 933, the Department of Defense (DOD), Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which would strip $60 million in funding for advanced biofuels from the DOD budget. The amendment sought to reassign funding for advanced drop-in biofuel production to cover other military operations and expenses. The DOD is the single largest energy user in the nation, and investing in these renewable fuels significantly reduces pollution and the military’s carbon footprint. Advanced biofuels also enhance American energy security by giving the military more fuel options and loosening its dependence on foreign oil. On March 20, the Senate rejected the Toomey amendment by a vote of 40-59 (Senate roll call vote 41). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.