2017 Recent Vote
Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would defund EPA’s criminal law enforcement activities. These activities that the amendment would undermine include issuing warrants or arresting criminals for violating criminal laws. The amendment would make it easier for polluters to get away with egregious criminal environmental activities that cause serious risks to human health. On September 8, the House rejected the Palmer amendment by a vote of 178-227 (House roll call vote 482). NO is the pro-environment position.