2011 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) offered this amendment to H.R. 2354, the FY12 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, to strike a provision in the underlying bill prohibiting the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from restoring longstanding Clean Water Act protections for small streams, headwaters, and wetlands that Americans depend on for swimming, fishing, and drinking, as well as for protection against flooding. On July 12, the House rejected the Moran amendment by a vote of 170-250 (House roll call vote 540). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. While the Moran amendment was defeated, the anti-environmental provision it sought to strike was fortunately not included in the compromise FY12 omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 2055, which the president signed into law on December 23.