2011 Scorecard Vote
Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) offered this amendment to H.R. 2017, the FY12 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, to remove a critical provision that would have allowed the transfer of funds from the DHS to the Department of the Interior to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts associated with border security projects. These projects include the construction of a border fence, which slices through national monuments, wildlife refuges, and other critical public lands, and threatens numerous imperiled species--such as jaguars, ocelots, bighorn sheep, and Sonoran pronghorn--by fragmenting their natural habitat. On June 2, the House adopted the Lummis amendment by a vote of 238-177 (House roll call vote 391). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.