2013 Scorecard Vote
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) offered an amendment to S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, which would threaten waters Americans depend on for drinking, swimming, and fishing. The amendment would bar the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from restoring longstanding Clean Water Act protections to critical streams and wetlands across the nation. It would prohibit the Army Corps and EPA from limiting pollution in waterways that supply public drinking water for 117 million Americans and block efforts to protect wetlands that are critical for flood protection. On May 14, the Senate rejected the Barrasso amendment by a vote of 52-44 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 119). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.