2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Cresent Hardy (R-NV) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would undercut the president’s authority under the Antiquities Act to protect public lands as national monuments in seven western states. The Hardy amendment is an attack on America’s outdoor traditions and on a tool that Republican and Democratic presidents have used for over one hundred years to preserve important cultural, historic, and natural places. On July 8, the House approved the Hardy amendment by a vote of 222-206 (House roll call vote 409). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 2822 was pulled from the floor and the Hardy amendment was not included in H.R. 2029, the FY16 spending deal, which President Obama signed into law on December 18.