2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) sponsored S.J. Res. 22, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval,” which would void the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule that protects the small streams and wetlands that feed into the drinking water of 117 million Americans. Not only would this obscure and radical measure vacate the current rule, it would also prohibit the agencies from developing any “substantially similar” rule in the future, keeping the unworkable status quo in place leaving our streams, wetlands, lakes, and rivers vulnerable to pollution for generations to come. On November 4, the Senate approved S.J. Res. 22 by a vote of 53-44 (Senate roll call vote 297). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 22 on January 20, 2016.