2019 Recent Vote
Representative Huffman (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with permitting – technically finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – for Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Pebble Mine, a 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, which also serves as critical habitat for bears, eagles, wolves, and many other species. The Huffman amendment would prohibit the Army Corps from finalizing the EIS and protect Bristol Bay, Alaska once and for all. On June 19, the House rejected the Palmer amendment by a vote of 233-201 (House roll call vote 363). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Huffman amendment was included in H.R. 2740 that was subsequently approved by the House.