2013 Scorecard Vote
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) sponsored H. Con. Res. 25, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which would make drastic cuts that would jeopardize the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency, Interior Department, Energy Department, and other agencies to fulfill their mission to protect our health, safeguard our natural resources, and grow clean energy. While slashing investments that protect our air, water, and open spaces, the Ryan budget would continue billions of dollars in subsidies to the oil industry and lower Big Oil’s tax bill even further by reducing corporate income tax rates. It would also support construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would transfer the world’s dirtiest and most carbon-polluting oil through the American heartland to be exported at an international shipping port on the Gulf Coast. On March 21, the House approved the Ryan budget by a vote of 221-207 (House roll call vote 88). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. On March 21, the Senate rejected an amendment to S. Con Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, intended to force a vote on the Ryan budget.