2019 Recent Vote
Representative Schrier (D-WA) offered an amendment 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 undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards – critical safeguards that protect our children from mercury and other toxic pollution spewed into our air by dirty power plants. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin linked with damage to the brain and nervous system, and to fetal development. Because of power plants and other polluters, mercury compounds have accumulated in the environment and some fish we eat. Mercury pollution causes permanent damage to developing brains and can lead to developmental delays, learning disabilities, and birth defects. On June 20, the House approved the Schrier amendment by a vote of 253-177 (House roll call vote 395). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Schrier amendment was included in H.R. 3055 that was subsequently approved by the House.