2011 Scorecard Vote
Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) offered this amendment to H.R. 2112, the FY12 Agriculture Appropriations bill, to bar the Department of Agriculture from implementing its climate change adaptation plan. Our nation's food sources and forests are threatened by the increased severity and variability of climate and weather-related events. The Agriculture Department is working with farmers, the agriculture industry, and forest managers to prepare for these threats and to develop better farming and forestry practices to help reduce the negative impacts of climate change. On June 16, the House adopted the Scalise amendment by a vote of 238-179 (House roll call vote 448). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Fortunately, the language in this amendment was not included in the compromise appropriations bill that funded the Department of Agriculture and several other departments through the end of FY12, H.R. 2112, which the President signed into law on November 18.