2007 Scorecard Vote
Conservationists have long asserted that the pollution reductions necessary to curb global warming will require more than voluntary initiatives. H.R. 2643, the Interior-Environment appropriations bill, included a nonbinding Sense of the Congress resolution, sponsored by Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA), that endorses mandatory limits on global warming pollution. Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) offered a motion to strike the resolution from the bill. On June 26, 2007, the House rejected the motion by a 153-274 vote (House roll call vote 555). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. This marked the first time that the House had gone on record endorsing mandatory global warming pollution limits.