2012 Scorecard Vote
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Ed Markey (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 6082, the so-called Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan, which would implement basic offshore drilling safety reforms recommended by the independent commission tasked with investigating the causes of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill catastrophe. The amendment would result in common-sense reforms that still have not been codified into law following the greatest environmental disaster in our nation's history. On July 25, the House rejected the Markey amendment by a vote of 189-232 (House roll call vote 506). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 6082 subsequently passed the House, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.