2013 Scorecard Vote
Representative Steve Daines (R-MT) offered an amendment to H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, which would prohibit federal courts from issuing restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, or injunctions pending appeal in cases that challenge nationalforest logging projects approved in violation of “any procedural requirement.” This broad attack on judicial review could prevent a community from stopping a project that violates important federal laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. On September 20, the House approved the Daines amendment by a vote of 219-196 (House roll call vote 479). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on H.R. 1526, which passed the House with the Daines amendment attached.