2011 Scorecard Vote
H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, which at the time it passed the House 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 (House roll call vote 147). On March 9, the Senate rejected H.R. 1 by a vote of 44-56 (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.