Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) offered this amendment to H.R. 2584, the FY12 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, to cut spending in the bill by over $3 billion, a more than 10% cut from the underlying bill, which already represents a major spending reduction from the previous year’s bill. The amendment takes a drastic approach to its proposed cuts that would drastically slash spending from a slew of critical conservation agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, as well as from environmental programs such as the Clean Water State Revolving Funds and the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. On July 25, the House rejected the Huelskamp amendment by a vote of 126-284 (House roll call vote 633). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.