2015 Scorecard Vote
House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sponsored H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, which would undermine action on climate change and strikes at a central tenet of the Clean Air Act. H.R. 2042 would let governors simply opt-out of commonsense carbon pollution standards for power plants. It would also delay implementation of these critical standards until all litigation is resolved, which could last until 2022. On June 24, the House approved H.R. 2042 by a vote of 247-180 (House roll call vote 384). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.