2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would restore funding to the EPA’s Environmental Justice Program after the Trump administration proposed to eliminate it in its FY18 Budget Request. This critical and successful program helps low-income and communities of color overcome the disproportionate impacts of exposure to hazardous pollution and environmental contamination, burdens that have been historically placed on these communities. This program is essential to improving the health and quality of life for those who face deeply rooted disadvantages. On September 7, the House rejected the Grijalva amendment by a vote of 190-218 (House roll call vote 473). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 3354 on September 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.