Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) offered an amendment to the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5055) to prohibit funds appropriated by the bill from being taken away from any entity in North Carolina for any reason including fraud, failure to carry out the terms of a contract, or if used in violation of the law.
The House adopted the amendment on May 25, 2016, by a vote of 227-192 (Roll Call Vote No. 255, 2nd session, 114th Congress). Democrats – 0 yes, 181 no, 7 not voting; Republicans – 227 yes, 11 no, 7 not voting.
HRC opposed the amendment.