2012 Scorecard Vote
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to S. 1813, the Senate transportation bill titled the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which would exempt the post-disaster rebuilding of transportation projects that were closed due to safety reasons from any environmental reviews, approvals, licensing, or permitting. In doing so, the amendment would threaten the environment and public health and roll back bedrock environmental laws like the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act, even though these laws already provide flexibility and waivers for emergency situations. On March 14, the Senate rejected the Paul amendment by a vote of 42-54 (Senate roll call vote 47). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.