2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove a dirty policy rider that prohibits the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from implementing its newly-finalized hydraulic fracturing rule. This commonsense, modest rule updates BLM regulations regarding well integrity, wastewater management and chemical disclosure standards for the first time in 30 years, helping to protect our environment and public health from the dangers posed by the fracking process. On July 8, the House rejected the Lawrence amendment by a vote of 179-250 (House Roll Call Vote 402). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.