1994 Scorecard Vote
The National Biological Survey (NBS), a new agency within the Department of Interior, was established to provide sound scientific information on health, distribution, and abundance of the nation's biological resources. It is a non-regulatory agency designed to make better, more efficient use of existing state and federal biological information and to enable the nation to avoid conflicts over threatened and endangered species.
In June, Rep. Wayne Allard (R-CO) attempted to eliminate funding for the Survey. The Allard amendment -- offered on the House floor as a rider to the Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 4602) -- would have eliminated $167 million in funding for the NBS.
On June 22, 1994, the House rejected the Allard amendment by a vote of 169 - 259 (1 member voted "present"). NO is the pro-environment vote.