2017 Recent Vote
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would harm people’s health and the outdoors by slashing funding for many critical programs or by using radical policy riders to outright block environmental protections and other domestic priorities that benefit communities nationwide. This spending bill echoes the Trump administration’s radical budget request in pursuing damaging cuts to programs that protect public health and fuel our outdoor economy, such as the more than $500 million cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the 32% cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Additionally, H.R. 3354 contains a slew of anti-environmental and other ideological policy riders, including a measure that would allow the EPA to bypass the law and hide from the public the agency’s repeal of drinking water protections for 117 million people. On September 14, the House approved H.R. 3354 by a vote of 211-198 (House roll call vote 528). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.