2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) offered an amendment to H.R. 5538, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, which would block any president from permanently protecting new marine national monuments anywhere in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone. This overly broad provision would block the potential of future protections for over 4.5 million square miles of U.S. waters, hamstringing our country’s future contributions to global ocean conservation. On July 13, the House approved the Zeldin amendment by a vote of 225-202 (House roll call vote 462). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 5538 on July 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.