2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) offered an amendment to H.R. 5538, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, which would prohibit the listing of the Gray Wolf as endangered in the lower 48 states. This amendment would jeopardize the tenuous recovery of a keystone predator, with negative consequences at every level of the ecosystem. On July 13, the House approved the Newhouse amendment by a vote of 223-201 (House roll call vote 452). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 5538 on July 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.