2019 Recent Vote
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, also known as the public lands package, which would limit the president’s authority to protect national monuments. This amendment would amend the bedrock Antiquities Act to restrict the president from designating new national monuments in the state of Utah. The Antiquities Act, which has been used by 17 presidents of both parties, has provided initial protections for nearly half of our national parks, including Grand Canyon and Acadia National Parks. On February 11, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered a motion to table the Lee amendment, which the Senate approved by a vote of 60-30 (Senate roll call vote 20). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.