2013 Scorecard Vote
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) offered an amendment to H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, which would prohibit offshore drilling leases in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska. Bristol Bay is the largest wild salmon fishery in the world, and an oil spill there could devastate our nation's salmon supply and cost thousands of jobs. The DeFazio amendment would also eliminate a provision in the underlying bill that provides offshore revenues to states, which would create perverse incentives for more offshore drilling, even in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas. On June 28, the House rejected the DeFazio amendment by a vote of 183-235 (House roll call vote 299). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.