2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would strike harmful policy riders in the bill undermining the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tsongas amendment removes language in the bill preventing the greater sage-grouse, northern long-eared bat, and the gray wolf from being protected under the ESA. On July 8, the House rejected the Tsongas amendment by a vote of 186-243 (House roll call vote 404). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.