What: All Issues : Environment : Wildlife/Forest/Wilderness/Land Conservation : (H.R. 1) On an amendment eliminating all federal funding (totaling $15 million) for the Presidio Trust Fund, which oversees the management of Presidio National Park in San Francisco. This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such bills are known as “continuing resolutions, or “CRs”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. (2011 house Roll Call 70)
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(H.R. 1) On an amendment eliminating all federal funding (totaling $15 million) for the Presidio Trust Fund, which oversees the management of Presidio National Park in San Francisco. This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such bills are known as “continuing resolutions, or “CRs”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs.
house Roll Call 70     Feb 17, 2011
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

This was a vote on an amendment by Rep. Thomas Reed (R-NY) eliminating all federal funding (totaling $15 million) for the Presidio Trust Fund, which oversees the  management of Presidio National Park in San Francisco. This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such bills are known as “continuing resolutions, or “CRs”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs.

Reed urged support for his amendment: “…When I look at the Presidio Trust fund and I look at the park--and it's a great park. I concede that point. But the plan for the park was to be self-sufficient. And upon researching, going through page by page of this budget and doing the hard work, my staff and I have uncovered that this park is at the point where it can be self-sufficient on its own…. They have a $15 million gift from the private sector from Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr…. And at this point it's time for us to put all our cards on the table and say, Now that you are standing on your own two feet, when we face this fiscal crisis, this government now has to make a responsible decision. And to me, that responsible decision is to allow the park to stand on its own two feet….So I stand today and ask your support for this amendment. I think it is the responsible action to do.”

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) opposed the amendment: “In 1996, Congress established the Presidio Trust to govern this unique national park site and to ensure its preservation by making it financially self-sustaining. And that's exactly what has happened. Over the past 12 years, appropriations as a percentage of the overall trust budget have been reduced from over 95 percent federal funding in fiscal year 1998 to less than 20 percent in fiscal year 2010. The current ratio of private investment in the Presidio to federal appropriations is already greater than 4:1….Eliminating funds just 1 year short of its goal violates the spirit of the 1996 law, and it undermines the trust's ability to achieve self-sufficiency….It also sends a terrible signal to communities across the country that may also have innovative solutions in partnering with the federal government.”

The House agreed to this amendment by a vote of 239-186. Voting “yea” were 224 Republicans and 15 Democrats. 176 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted “nay.” As a result, the House agreed to an amendment eliminating all federal funding (totaling $15 million) for the Presidio Trust Fund, which oversees the management of Presidio National Park in San Francisco.

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