2017 Recent Vote
Representative Pete Olson (R-TX) sponsored H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017, which would delay the EPA’s recently-updated standards for ozone pollution and eviscerate a central pillar of the Clean Air Act. H.R. 806 would allow the EPA to consider factors unrelated to health, like technical feasibility, in the initial standard setting process. H.R. 806 would delay EPA’s ozone standards by at least ten years and double the law’s current five-year review periods for updating ozone and all national air quality standards, allowing unhealthy air to persist even longer. On July 18, the House approved H.R. 806 by a vote of 229-199 (House roll call vote 391). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.