"YES" on the following Amendments to H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2013.
June 6, 2012
As the House continues consideration of H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2013, NTU urges all Representatives to support initiatives that reduce expenditures, promote a true “all of the above” energy policy without “playing favorites,” and uphold free-market enterprise. To that end, please vote accordingly on the following amendments and any other amendments that save taxpayers money:
- “YES” on Mulvaney (R-SC) Amendment: This amendment is a 0.3% reduction to discretionary spending under the House budget by making cuts to all accounts under the legislation with the exception of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Nuclear Security Administration, and nuclear energy-related accounts, saving taxpayers $3.1 billion.
- “YES” on Chabot (R-OH) Amendment: This amendment reduces funding to various regional commissions, saving taxpayers $99.3 million by eliminating duplicative spending on ineffective “stimulus” and economic development programs.
- “YES” on Flake (R-AZ) Funding Reduction Amendment: This amendment reduces funding in the legislation by $87.5 million, matching the FY2012 overall appropriation.
- “YES” on Flake (R-AZ) Wind Powering America Amendment: This amendment would prohibit the Department of Energy (DOE) from funding the Wind Powering America Initiative, a wasteful program that uses taxpayer funds to prop up private industry and more costly energy.
- “YES” on Jordan (R-OH) Amendment: This amendment prohibits funding to provide new loan guarantees under Title 17 for renewable energy systems, electrical power transmission systems, or leading edge biofuel projects.
- “YES” on King (R-IA) Amendment: This amendment prohibits funding to be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, saving taxpayers considerable sums.
- “YES” on Landry (R-LA) Amendment: This amendment would prohibit funding of a national media campaign aimed “to decrease oil consumption in the United States.”
- “YES” on Stearns (R-FL), Scalise (R-LA), Adams (R-FL), and Broun (R-GA) Amendment: This amendment prohibits DOE from subordinating taxpayers’ interests in any loan guarantee.
Roll call votes on the aforementioned amendments will be included in our annual Rating of Congress and NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES.”
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift at (703) 683-5700