2018 Recent Vote
Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) offered an amendment to H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which would mandate a “take it or leave it” approach to forest management projects, where agencies cannot consider reasonable alternatives to logging proposals. The amendment would force the approval of projects without any evaluation of less environmentally harmful options. It would also severely limit the ability of federal courts to review agency actions, issue preliminary injunctions, and limit the time injunctions are valid. On May 17, the House approved the Westerman amendment by a vote of 224-191 (House roll call vote 198). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House rejected H.R. 2 on May 18.