2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove a rider from the underlying bill that would force federal agencies to turn a blind eye to the economic costs of climate change. Across the country, climate change already costs communities billions of dollars each year, and this anti-science rider would prevent the government from considering the costs of extreme weather and other climate change impacts or considering the savings from government actions to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon pollution. On July 8, the House rejected the Polis amendment by a vote of 186-243 (House roll call vote 400). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.