2014 Scorecard Vote
Representative David Schweikert (R-AZ) sponsored H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, which would cripple the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the best available science in setting critical public health safeguards. H.R. 4012 would severely restrict the scope of scientific studies that the EPA is able to use when setting health standards by prohibiting the use of peer-reviewed studies with confidential health information. This type of study is the basis for the best research on the effects of pollution on people. On November 19, the House approved H.R. 4012 by a vote of 237-190 (House roll call vote 528). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.