2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska and block development of the mine. This proposed gold and copper mine would wreak immense and irreversible harm on the waters of Bristol Bay, which contain the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and most prolific king salmon run in the world. The Bristol Bay fishery forms the foundation of a robust and sustainable economy and the way of life of over 30 Alaskan Native communities who have relied on the watershed for generations, and it also serves as critical habitat for bears, eagles, wolves, and many other species. On June 19, the House approved the Huffman amendment by a vote of 233-201 (House roll call vote 363). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 2740, including the Huffman amendment, on June 19. The Huffman amendment was not included in any appropriations bill that became law.