2017 Recent Vote
Rep. Gibbs (R-OH) introduced H.R. 953, the “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017,” which would eliminate Clean Water Act safeguards protecting communities from toxic pesticides and result in pesticides being discharged directly into water bodies without any meaningful oversight or public transparency. H.R. 953 is unnecessary to address the Zika virus or other mosquito-born health threats and is simply a handout to pesticide manufacturers and other corporate interests. On May 24, the House passed H.R. 953 (House roll call vote 282) by a vote of 256-165. NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.