2017 Recent Vote

Undermining the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Senate Roll Call Vote 242
Issue: Wildlife

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to H.Con.Res. 71, the FY18 budget resolution, which would call for legislation to undermine the protection of plants and wildlife listed under the Endangered Species Act. The intent of  Lee amendment would strip federal safeguards for protected species found entirely within the borders of a single state, including all listed plants and animals in Hawaii. The fate of about 77% of federally protected species would thus depend on laws and funding in the state where they reside, but states largely lack the programs and resources necessary to recover listed species and ultimately prevent their declines and extinctions. On October 20, 2017, the Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 49-51 (Senate roll call vote 242). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE

No
is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 49  
Votes Against: 51  
Not Voting: 0  
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