2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Don Young (R-AK) sponsored H.R. 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which would re-authorize the main law governing the management of U.S. fisheries—known as the Magnuson-Stevens Act. H.R. 1335 undermines decades of successful fisheries management that has allowed the recovery of 37 commercially and recreationally important fish stocks, cut the number of overfished stocks by two-thirds since 2006, and improved fisheries-dependent economies across the country. H.R. 1335 would roll back protections responsible for the Magnuson-Stevens Act’s proven success and undermine several other bedrock environmental laws including the Antiquities Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and National Marine Sanctuaries Act. On June 1, the House approved H.R. 1335 by a vote of 225-152 (House roll call vote 267). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.