2013 Scorecard Vote
Following its passage in the House, the Senate took up H.R. 152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, which would provide much needed support for communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. H.R. 152 included funding to repair national parks and historical treasures as well as many provisions to assess the vulnerability of coastal communities to future disasters and to encourage better pre-disaster planning in a changing climate. On January 28, the Senate approved H.R. 152 by a vote of 62-36 (Senate roll call vote 4). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama signed H.R. 152 into law on January 29.