2011 Scorecard Vote
Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) introduced H.R. 1904, the deceptively titled Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, which would transfer lands within the Tonto National Forest to a mining corporation in exchange for the government receiving lower-quality private lands owned by the corporation. The legislation would allow the land exchange to occur without proper environmental review for the large-scale mining operations planned for the area, which is considered a sacred site by Native American tribes and is renowned for its natural beauty. On October 26, the House adopted H.R. 1904 by a vote of 235-186 (House roll call vote 809). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate has taken no action on this legislation.