2015 Scorecard Vote
House Natural Resource Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove provisions from the bill that prohibit administrative rulemaking on the domestic sale or import of ivory imported into the United States. In order to crack down on ivory trafficking and end the African elephant poaching crisis, it is essential to curtail the commercial sale of ivory and prevent illegal ivory from being smuggled across our borders. On July 8, the House rejected the Grijalva amendment by a vote of 183-244 (House roll call vote 405). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.