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2012 Scorecard Vote

Flood Insurance Reform
House Roll Call Vote 262
Issues: Lands/Forests, Water, Other

Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL) offered a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 5740, the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act, which would take a much-needed step toward reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and protecting sensitive environmental habitats. While the existing NFIP provides flood insurance at a significantly discounted rate-thereby creating a market incentive that has encouraged development and destruction of floodplains-H.R. 5740 would remedy this by increasing current rates to market-based levels. The bill would also create a $90 million per year mitigation fund to help relocate communities out of floodplains and create a Technical Mapping Advisory Council that would, among other things, ensure that changing weather and altered hydrology are included in the assessment of risk. On May 17, the House - by a vote of 402-18 - reached the two-thirds majority necessary to suspend the rules and approve H.R. 5740 (House roll call vote 262). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 5740 became law, but it did so only as an extension of the then-current flood insurance program and did not contain significant reforms. A slightly altered version of the positive flood insurance reform provisions offered in the Biggert motion was attached to the compromise transportation bill-H.R. 4348, MAP-21-which President Obama signed into law on July 6.

Yes
is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 402  
Votes Against: 18  
Not Voting: 12  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Bonner, JoRAL-01 
Roby, MarthaRAL-02 
Brooks, MoRAL-05 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Gosar, PaulRAZ-01 
Quayle, BenRAZ-03 
Pastor, EdDAZ-04 
Flake, JeffRAZ-06 
Griffin, TimRAR-02 
Ross, MikeDAR-04 
Lungren, DanRCA-03 
Stark, PeteDCA-13 
Honda, MikeDCA-15 
Lofgren, ZoeDCA-16 
Farr, SamDCA-17 
Denham, JeffRCA-19 
Costa, JimDCA-20 
Capps, LoisDCA-23 
Chu, Judy M.DCA-32 
Bass, KarenDCA-33 
Hahn, JaniceDCA-36 
Royce, EdRCA-40 
Lewis, JerryRCA-41 
Baca, JoeDCA-43 
Filner, BobDCA-51 
Polis, JaredDCO-02 
Himes, JimDCT-04 
Carney, JohnDDE-AL 
Miller, JeffRFL-01 
Nugent, RichRFL-05 
Ross, DennisRFL-12 
Mack, ConnieRFL-14 
Posey, BillRFL-15 
Rooney, TomRFL-16 
Deutch, TedDFL-19 
West, AllenRFL-22 
Adams, SandyRFL-24 
Price, TomRGA-06 
Woodall, RobRGA-07 
Graves, TomRGA-09 
Barrow, JohnDGA-12 
Scott, DavidDGA-13 
Walsh, JoeRIL-08 
Dold, RobertRIL-10 
Rokita, ToddRIN-04 
Pence, MikeRIN-06 
Young, ToddRIN-09 
Latham, TomRIA-04 
Yoder, KevinRKS-03 
Pompeo, MikeRKS-04 
Davis, GeoffRKY-04 
Landry, JeffRLA-03 
Harris, AndyRMD-01 
Markey, EdDMA-07 
Camp, DaveRMI-04 
Upton, FredRMI-06 
Walberg, TimRMI-07 
Walz, TimDMN-01 
Graves, SamRMO-06 
Long, BillyRMO-07 
Heck, JoeRNV-03 
Runyan, JonRNJ-03 
Sires, AlbioDNJ-13 
Turner, BobRNY-09 
Owens, BillDNY-23 
Reed, TomRNY-29 
Price, DavidDNC-04 
Watt, MelDNC-12 
Miller, BradDNC-13 
Berg, RickRND-AL 
Jordan, JimROH-04 
Latta, BobROH-05 
Tiberi, PatROH-12 
Renacci, JimROH-16 
Ryan, TimDOH-17 
Gibbs, BobROH-18 
Boren, DanDOK-02 
Cole, TomROK-04 
Kelly, MikeRPA-03 
Gerlach, JimRPA-06 
Marino, TomRPA-10 
Doyle, MikeDPA-14 
Pitts, JoeRPA-16 
Holden, TimDPA-17 
Murphy, TimRPA-18 
Platts, ToddRPA-19 
Scott, TimRSC-01 
Wilson, JoeRSC-02 
Duncan, JeffRSC-03 
Gowdy, TreyRSC-04 
Noem, KristiRSD-AL 
Roe, PhilRTN-01 
Cooper, JimDTN-05 
Black, DianeRTN-06 
Cohen, SteveDTN-09 
Poe, TedRTX-02 
Johnson, SamRTX-03 
Hall, RalphRTX-04 
Barton, JoeRTX-06 
Green, AlDTX-09 
Granger, KayRTX-12 
Paul, RonRTX-14 
Flores, BillRTX-17 
Olson, PeteRTX-22 
Green, GeneDTX-29 
Bishop, RobRUT-01 
Wittman, RobRVA-01 
Hurt, RobertRVA-05 
Cantor, EricRVA-07 
Wolf, FrankRVA-10 
Larsen, RickDWA-02 
Dicks, NormDWA-06 
Smith, AdamDWA-09 
Rahall, NickDWV-03 
Ryan, PaulRWI-01 
Kind, RonDWI-03 
Moore, GwenDWI-04 
Petri, TomRWI-06 
Duffy, SeanRWI-07 
Ribble, ReidRWI-08