2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sponsored H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, which would add massive analytical burdens to the already lengthy process that federal agencies go through when developing new safeguards and regulations, including those that protect public health and the environment. It would also create endless opportunities to slow the regulatory process through legal challenges, which would shift the balance of power to deep-pocketed corporate interests who oppose new safeguards. On January 11, the House approved H.R. 5 by a vote of 238-183 (House roll call vote 45). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.