2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) 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 bill preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing updated ozone standards. Ozone – more commonly known as smog – is a dangerous pollutant that causes serious health problems, including asthma attacks and premature death. Public health science demonstrates the need to update national smog standards to adequately protect our health, especially those of vulnerable populations like children. On July 8, the House rejected the Edwards amendment by a vote of 180-249 (House roll call vote 401). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.