2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) sponsored H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which sells out key environmental priorities to deliver a massive tax cut for millionaires, billionaires, and huge corporations. The bill increases the deficit by $1.5 trillion, harming people nationwide by likely resulting in cuts to safeguards for our air, water, lands and wildlife. The legislation puts our clean energy future at risk while maintaining giveaways to fossil fuel interests. The conference report for H.R. 1 even turns the pristine and sacred Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into an industrial oil field. On December 20, the House approved the conference report for H.R. 1 by a vote of 224-201 (House roll call vote 699). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate passed H.R. 1 later that same day and President Trump signed this legislation into law on December 22.