2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) sponsored H.R. 469, the Congressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act, which would weaken environmental protections by undermining the federal rulemaking process and citizen enforcement of federal laws. This legislation prescribes a host of burdensome and sometimes ambiguous steps for courts and parties that would favor continued litigation over settlement. This bill would delay and obstruct the resolution of environmental protection cases before federal courts. On October 25, the House approved H.R. 469 by a vote of 234-187 (House roll call vote 588). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.