2019 Scorecard Vote

Blocking Taxpayer-Subsidized Roadbuilding for Industrial Logging in the Tongass National Forest
House Roll Call Vote 382
Issue: Lands/Forests

Representative Blumenauer (D-OR) offered amendment #136 to H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would halt the Trump administration’s attempt to open up the majestic Tongass National Forest to private logging by blocking taxpayer-subsidized roadbuilding into the old-growth wilderness. For decades, the timber industry has quietly benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, much of it covering costs associated with building logging roads into the Tongass National Forest that serve no other public benefit. On June 20, the House approved the Blumenauer amendment by a vote of 243-188 (House roll call vote 382). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

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