2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Diane Black (R-TN) sponsored H.Con.Res. 71, the Budget Resolution, which authorized an increase in the deficit of $1.5 trillion to enact the GOP tax bill and will likely result in cuts to safeguards for our air, water, lands and wildlife. The legislation paved the way for the tax bill to include a rider that turns the pristine and sacred Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into an industrial oil field. On October 19, the Senate approved H.Con.Res. 71 by a vote of 51-49 (Senate roll call vote 245). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed the Senate version of the budget on October 26 and the resolution was adopted.