The Allard amendment would have actually held government bureaucrats accountable by reducing funding to federal programs that were rated ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget through the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART).
This was an attempt, at long last, to make some small effort to take action if taxpayer money was not being spent effectively.
Senator Corker voted against the tabling motion (effectively voting FOR the amendment) and Senator Alexander voted for the tabling motion (effectively voting AGAINST the amendment).
Here is the vote on the motion to table the amendment.
Here is more information on PART. Approximately 25% of all government programs are rated as "ineffective" or "no results shown" via this rating system.