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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.

Wein says, "This funding is unconstitutional."

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].

Wein says, "This type of funding is unconstitutional. The federal government should not intrude on the constitutional integrity of states."

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 NO on requiring EPA risk assessments.

Require risk assessments of new EPA regulations.

Wein says, "This is only if we are speaking of state land. I do not believe the Constitution of the United States allows the federal government to dictate state law."

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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