During the House of Representative’s consideration of H.R. 5325, the FY 2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, an amendment was offered to reduce the budget for the nuclear weapons technology account by $298.0 million. This amendment was defeated by a vote of 138 to 281. The amendment was sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA).
Polis opened debate on this amendment: