2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would undermine the Clean Water Act and jeopardize the waters Americans depend on for drinking, swimming, fishing, and flood protection. The LaMalfa amendment would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing provisions meant to provide oversight of discharges of dredged or fill material, expanding exemptions in a way that would encourage new wetland and stream destruction. On May 1, the House approved the LaMalfa amendment by a vote of 239-174 (House roll call vote 212). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. A modified version of the LaMalfa amendment was included in H.R. 2029, the FY 16 spending deal, which President Obama signed into law on December 18.