2017 Recent 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. This legislation would repeal efforts to improve the management of public lands by increasing the participation of local stakeholders and engaging them earlier in the process. The “Planning 2.0” Rule would allow the BLM to approach the management of public lands in a more holistic way that considers conservation and outdoor recreation needs. The BLM is responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public lands. Repealing this rule would result in the BLM reverting back to an outdated process that hasn’t been updated for over three decades. Additionally, the extreme legislative tactic of the Congressional Review Act would not only overturn the current rule but would prohibit the BLM from ever issuing a "substantially similar" rule. On February 7, the House approved H.J. Res 44 by a vote of 234-186 (House roll call vote 83). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.