2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which attempts to undermine the Clean Water Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. The Clean Water Rule will protect the small streams and wetlands that contribute to the drinking water of one in three Americans from pollutions, but H.R. 1732 would stop the process in its tracks, withdrawing the proposed rule and delaying these long-overdue protections by forcing the agencies to unnecessarily repeat analysis and outreach they have already done. On May 12, the House approved H.R. 1732 by a vote of 261-155 (House roll call vote 219). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.