2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would strike language in the bill that needlessly delays the implementation of a stronger ozone—or smog—standard until 2025. This standard was finalized in October of 2015 and would help clean up the air for millions of people currently living in areas with unsafe air quality. On September 7, the House rejected the Ellison amendment by a vote of 194-218 (House roll call vote 476). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 3354 on September 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.