1999 Scorecard Vote
During consideration of the fiscal year 2000 funding bill for the Interior Department, H.R. 2466, Representatives David Wu (D-OR), Darlene Hooley (D-OR), and George Miller (D-CA) introduced an amendment to transfer $23 million from the U.S. Forest Service timber sales budget into its fish and wildlife habitat management and watershed restoration programs (see Senate vote 6). The House Appropriations Committee had voted to allocate $23 million more than the Forest Service had requested to its timber sales management program. The Wu/Hooley/Miller amendment would have diverted funds from a harmful program that subsidizes logging on public lands to positive programs that protect fish and wildlife.
On July 14, 1999, the House rejected the amendment 174250. YES is the pro-environment vote.