2018 Scorecard Vote
Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) offered an amendment to H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, which would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect and improve the health of the 64,000-square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed, which covers six states and the District of Columbia. The EPA’s authority to administer penalties on states that do not live up to their pollution reduction commitments is critical to ensuring the success of this historic federal-state partnership to restore the Chesapeake Bay and protect the treasured estuary that over 18 million residents rely on. On July 18, 2018, the House approved the Goodlatte amendment by a vote of 213-202 (House roll call vote 351). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.