2015 Scorecard Vote

Limiting Access to the Courts
House Roll Call Vote 427
Issue: Other

Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) offered an amendment to H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, which would strike provisions in the bill that prohibit preliminary and similar injunctive relief, impose bonding requirements, and eliminate recovery of court costs and fees on lawsuits related to certain forest management projects covered by the bill. The elimination of the court’s authority to issue preliminary injunctions could result in the forest land in question being logged before a final ruling is reached, harming forests, wildlife habitat, drinking water supplies and local recreation economies. Moreover, requiring plaintiffs to post bonds to cover all of the government’s projected legal costs, while also prohibiting plaintiff’s fee recovery, makes accessing the courts a “pay to play” system. This would essentially eliminate the ability of many individuals and organizations to challenge government violations of the law with regards to certain forest activities. On July 9, the House rejected the Polis amendment by a vote of 181-247 (House roll call vote 427). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

Yes
is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 181  
Votes Against: 247  
Not Voting: 6  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
Representative Party District Vote
Roby, MarthaRAL-02 
Brooks, MoRAL-05 
Palmer, GaryRAL-06 
Young, DonRAK-AL 
Gosar, PaulRAZ-04 
Salmon, MattRAZ-05 
Hill, FrenchRAR-02 
Bera, AmiDCA-07 
Cook, PaulRCA-08 
Denham, JeffRCA-10 
Costa, JimDCA-16 
Honda, MikeDCA-17 
Lofgren, ZoeDCA-19 
Farr, SamDCA-20 
Capps, LoisDCA-24 
Chu, Judy M.DCA-27 
Lieu, TedDCA-33 
Ruiz, RaulDCA-36 
Bass, KarenDCA-37 
Royce, EdRCA-39 
Takano, MarkDCA-41 
Hahn, JaniceDCA-44 
Vargas, JuanDCA-51 
Polis, JaredDCO-02 
Buck, KenRCO-04 
Himes, JimDCT-04 
Carney, JohnDDE-AL 
Miller, JeffRFL-01 
Graham, GwenDFL-02 
Yoho, Ted S.RFL-03 
Posey, BillRFL-08 
Nugent, RichRFL-11 
Ross, DennisRFL-15 
Rooney, TomRFL-17 
Deutch, TedDFL-21 
Price, TomRGA-06 
Woodall, RobRGA-07 
Hice, JodyRGA-10 
Allen, RickRGA-12 
Scott, DavidDGA-13 
Graves, TomRGA-14 
Takai, MarkDHI-01 
Kelly, RobinDIL-02 
Dold, RobertRIL-10 
Foster, BillDIL-11 
Bost, MikeRIL-12 
Rokita, ToddRIN-04 
Messer, LukeRIN-06 
Young, ToddRIN-09 
Blum, RodRIA-01 
Young, DavidRIA-03 
Yoder, KevinRKS-03 
Pompeo, MikeRKS-04 
Harris, AndyRMD-01 
Upton, FredRMI-06 
Walberg, TimRMI-07 
Bishop, MikeRMI-08 
Trott, DaveRMI-11 
Walz, TimDMN-01 
Emmer, TomRMN-06 
Nolan, RickDMN-08 
Kelly, TrentRMS-01 
Wagner, AnnRMO-02 
Graves, SamRMO-06 
Long, BillyRMO-07 
Zinke, RyanRMT-AL 
Titus, DinaDNV-01 
Heck, JoeRNV-03 
Sires, AlbioDNJ-08 
Zeldin, LeeRNY-01 
Meng, GraceDNY-06 
Reed, TomRNY-23 
Katko, JohnRNY-24 
Price, DavidDNC-04 
Adams, AlmaDNC-12 
Jordan, JimROH-04 
Latta, BobROH-05 
Gibbs, BobROH-07 
Tiberi, PatROH-12 
Ryan, TimDOH-13 
Renacci, JimROH-16 
Cole, TomROK-04 
Kelly, MikeRPA-03 
Perry, ScottRPA-04 
Marino, TomRPA-10 
Doyle, MikeDPA-14 
Pitts, JoeRPA-16 
Murphy, TimRPA-18 
Wilson, JoeRSC-02 
Duncan, JeffRSC-03 
Gowdy, TreyRSC-04 
Rice, TomRSC-07 
Noem, KristiRSD-AL 
Roe, PhilRTN-01 
Cooper, JimDTN-05 
Black, DianeRTN-06 
Cohen, SteveDTN-09 
Poe, TedRTX-02 
Johnson, SamRTX-03 
Barton, JoeRTX-06 
Green, AlDTX-09 
Granger, KayRTX-12 
Flores, BillRTX-17 
Olson, PeteRTX-22 
Hurd, WillRTX-23 
Green, GeneDTX-29 
Babin, BrianRTX-36 
Bishop, RobRUT-01 
Love, MiaRUT-04 
Wittman, RobRVA-01 
Hurt, RobertRVA-05 
Larsen, RickDWA-02 
Smith, AdamDWA-09 
Heck, DennyDWA-10 
Mooney, AlexRWV-02 
Ryan, PaulRWI-01 
Pocan, MarkDWI-02 
Kind, RonDWI-03 
Moore, GwenDWI-04 
Duffy, SeanRWI-07 
Ribble, ReidRWI-08