What: All Issues : Environment : (H.R. 2354) On an amendment that would have eliminated federal funding for a home weatherization program that provides rebates for home renovations that save energy (2011 house Roll Call 542)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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(H.R. 2354) On an amendment that would have eliminated federal funding for a home weatherization program that provides rebates for home renovations that save energy
house Roll Call 542     Jul 12, 2011
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This was a vote on an amendment by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) that would have eliminated federal funding for a home weatherization program that provides rebates for home renovations that save energy. This amendment was offered to legislation providing annual funding for Energy Department programs and the Army Corps of Engineers in fiscal year 2012.

Lamborn urged support for his amendment: “…My constituents in Colorado, like all Americans, are demanding that Congress cut spending. We must look for every opportunity, large and small, to cut wasteful government programs. This amendment does just that. The Weatherization Assistance Program, otherwise known as `Cash for Caulkers,'…has been plagued by bureaucratic mismanagement. This $5 billion program was supposed to create jobs, but we all know that didn't work out so well.”

Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN) opposed Lamborn’s amendment: “These moneys have been obligated to the states, and these moneys can put people to work doing useful things such as helping those who need to weatherize their house and reduce their utility bills so they can have enough money to buy gasoline and put it in their cars, as well as to begin to reduce the use of energy in this country. These are very necessary moneys to create jobs, to help those in need, and to reduce our energy dependence. I strongly oppose the gentleman's amendment.”

The House rejected Lamborn’s amendment by a vote of 164-259. Voting “yea” were 162 Republicans and 2 Democrats. 183 Democrats and 76 Republicans voted “nay.” As a result, the House rejected an amendment that would have eliminated federal funding for a home weatherization program that provides rebates for home renovations that save energy.

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