2018 Scorecard Vote
Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, which deeply cuts the Environmental Protection Agency as well as includes numerous anti-environmental policy riders. This bill also contains cuts to essential conservation efforts carried out by the Department of the Interior, including a $65 million cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), our nation’s best parks program. The poison pill riders include provisions repealing the Clean Water Rule that protects the drinking water of one in three people in this country, as well as direct attacks on protections for wildlife such as the greater sage-grouse. Overall this appropriations bill weakens efforts to protect our air, water, lands, wildlife, and climate. On July 19, 2018, the House passed H.R. 6147 by a vote of 217-199 (House roll call vote 365). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.