2017 Recent Vote
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, which would threaten public health protections by allowing en bloc disapproval of all regulations finalized near the end of presidential terms. H.R. 21 is based on the unfounded premise that these rules are somehow rushed or not vetted, when in reality these rulemakings are often years in the making and involve extensive public input to provide the strongest public protections, including rules protecting our air and water. H.R. 21 would allow a multitude of rules to be overturned using an expedited legislative process under the Congressional Review Act that by its design is rushed, lacks transparency, has limited debate, and will be bad for public health. On January 4, the House approved H.R. 21 by a vote of 238-184 (House roll call vote 8). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.