H.R. 4909 Buck Amendment Renewable Energy Mandate (Roll Call 208)
The Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO-04) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requires the Secretary of Defense to evaluate the cost of different types of energy and purchase the most effective option available. Currently, the Defense Department is required to use renewable energy fuels whenever possible, regardless of the cost. ACU supports all forms of energy, believes that government should not favor one form of energy over another, and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on May 18, 2016 by a vote of 159-266.