Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) offered this amendment to H.R. 2354, the FY12 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, to eliminate funding for the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Investing in these technologies creates jobs, saves consumers money on their energy bills, and reduces harmful pollution associated with dirty energy production. On July 15, the House rejected the Broun amendment by a vote of 69-354 (House roll call vote 591). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.