2011 Scorecard Vote
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers sponsored H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, which at the time of House passage was the greatest legislative assault ever on the environment and public health, including massive funding cuts and policy assaults on our air, water, wildlife, and wild places. On February 19, the House passed H.R. 1 by a vote of 235-189 (House roll call vote 147). On March 9, the Senate rejected H.R. 1 (Senate roll call vote 36). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Obama administration and Senate leadership subsequently stood strong in negotiations with the House and insisted that most--but not all--of the anti-environmental riders from H.R. 1 be dropped before agreeing to the final compromise bill, H.R. 1473, which the President signed into law on April 15.