Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered this amendment to H.R. 2112, the FY12 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, to defund the Transportation Enhancements program. This proven program has been the largest source of federal funding for trails, walking, and biking for 20 years, and amounts to less than 2% of overall spending on surface transportation. Transportation currently accounts for more than two-thirds of our nation’s annual oil use and roughly one-third of our global warming emissions, and this small program is critical for giving people access to cleaner transportation choices. On November 1, the Senate rejected the Paul amendment 38-60 (Senate roll call vote 190). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.