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Jim Dexter on Environment


Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat.

The Bryan Amdt (D-NV) offered an amendment to raise funding levels for Forest Service road maintenance and wildlife and fisheries habitat management programs. Senator Craig (R-ID) motioned to table this amendment. [A YES vote is considered pro-business].

Dexter says, "The eco-nuts' insistence on maintaining "wilderness" is ludicrous. We must exercise sound and wise stewardship over the land. That means building roads, fire-breaks and making sure that fauna, flora and fish can thrive."

Status: Table Motion Agreed to Y)54; N)43; NV)3

Reference: Motion to table Bryan Amdt. #1588; Bill H.R. 2466 ; vote number 1999-272 on Sep 14, 1999

Voted NO on transportation demo projects.

McCain amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill (S. 1173) would require that funding for demonstration projects be covered by their respective state allocations instead of being funded individually in the transportation bill.

Dexter says, "The federal government should stop telling states what to do with their own gas tax dollars. For that matter they should stop taking those taxes out of the states that collect them."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)78; N)22

Reference: McCain Amdt #1726; Bill S. 1173 ; vote number 1998-29 on Mar 12, 1998

Voted YES on continuing desert protection in California.

Invoking cloture on the California desert protection bill. ["Invoking cloture" means "ending the discussion and calling a vote." A NO vote in this case would continue discussing whether to terminate the existing program, and hence is considered pro-business and/or anti-environment].

Dexter says, "California is perfectly capable of deciding how to protect their lands . . . as is every other state,"

Status: Cloture Agreed to Y)68; N)23; NV)9

Reference: California Desert Protection Act of 1993; Bill S. 21 ; vote number 1994-326 on Oct 8, 1994

Voted YES on requiring EPA risk assessments.

Require risk assessments of new EPA regulations.

Dexter says, "The EPA probably violates the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of illegal seizure than even the BATF. This rogue agency must be reined in."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)90; N)8; NV)2

Reference: Safe Drinking Water Act Amdt.s of '94; Bill S. 2019 ; vote number 1994-117 on May 18, 1994

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