2014 Scorecard Vote
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) offered an amendment to H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which would exempt the post-disaster rebuilding of transportation infrastructure that was closed for safety reasons from any environmental reviews, approvals, licensing, or permitting. In doing so, the amendment would threaten the environment and public health and roll back bedrock environmental laws like the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act, even though these laws already provide flexibility and waivers for emergency situations. On July 29, the Senate rejected the Toomey amendment by a vote of 47-50 (Senate roll call vote 247). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.