2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) sponsored H.J. Res 44, the Congressional Review Act "Resolution of Disapproval" of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Planning 2.0” Rule. The “Planning 2.0” Rule allows BLM – which is responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public lands – to approach the management of public lands in a more holistic way that considers conservation and outdoor recreation needs by increasing the participation of local stakeholders and engaging them earlier in the planning process. Repealing this rule would result in BLM reverting back to an outdated land management planning process that has not been updated for over three decades. Additionally, this use of the Congressional Review Act, an extreme legislative tool, would not only overturn the current rule, but would prohibit BLM from ever issuing "substantially similar" regulations in the future. Following its passage in the House, on March 7, the Senate approved H.J. Res 44 by a vote of 51-48 (Senate roll call vote 82). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Trump signed H.J. Res. 44 into law on March 27.