2018 Scorecard Vote
Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 6147, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, which deeply cuts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and 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, which 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. On July 19, the House approved H.R. 6147 by a vote of 217-199 (House roll call vote 365). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate passed its version of H.R. 6147 on August 1. On September 5, the House rejected a motion to instruct conferees and no further action was taken on this legislation.