1981 Scorecard Vote
Dole (R-KS) amendment to the fiscal year 1982 Interior Appropriations bill to cut $7 million for the Residential Conservation Service. This program requires large gas companies and electric utilities to conduct residential energy audits on request to help customers learn how to conserve energy in their homes. While very little federal funding is required to support this service, the Department of Energy estimates that in the first five years, the program could stimulate $15 billion in weatherization investments, and ultimately reduce energy consumption by $30 billion. Rejected 17-71; October 26, 1981. NO is the pro-environment vote.