2015 Scorecard Vote
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) sponsored H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, which would further entrench fossil fuel energy while missing the chance to invest in a clean energy economy. H.R. 8 would accelerate the process for constructing pipelines through national parks and monuments, remove important protections for tribes and wildlife related to the construction of hydroelectric dams, and lock in dirty and expensive energy in permanent and inefficient market structures. H.R. 8 also contains an energy efficiency title that would increase energy consumption. On December 3, the House passed H.R. 8 by a vote of 249-174 (House roll call vote 672). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.