2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Diane Black (R-TN) sponsored H. Con. Res. 71, the Budget Resolution, which authorized an increase in the deficit of $1.5 trillion to enact the GOP tax bill and will likely result in cuts to safeguards for our air, water, lands and wildlife. The legislation paved the way for the tax bill to include a rider that turns the pristine and sacred Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into an industrial oil field. Following its passage in the Senate, on October 26, the House approved H. Con. Res. 71 by a vote of 216-212 (House roll call vote 589). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Both chambers having passed the same version of the budget, the resolution was adopted.