2012 Scorecard Vote
Representative Chip Cravaack (R-MN) offered an amendment to H.R. 5326, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013, which would eliminate funding for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Climate Change Education Program. Funding from NSF for climate change education is integral to developing science-based education resources and programs and maintaining a nationwide network of educators, scientists, and others that are focused on keeping Americans informed about the impacts of global warming on our planet. On May 9, the House approved the Cravaack amendment by a vote of 238-188 (House roll call vote 241). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 5326 subsequently passed the House, but the Senate took no action on this legislation and the amendment was not included in the spending measure maintaining current funding levels for the federal government through March 27, 2013, which President Obama signed into law on September 28.