2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) sponsored H.R. 712, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015, which would weaken environmental protections by undermining the federal rulemaking process and citizen enforcement of federal laws. H.R. 712 prescribes a host of burdensome and sometimes ambiguous steps for courts and parties that would favor continued litigation over settlement. This bill would delay and obstruct the resolution of environmental protection cases before federal courts. On January 7, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 712 by a vote of 244-173 (House roll call vote 12). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.