2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 5538, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, which would remove a provision preventing the Bureau of Land Management from finalizing its Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. This important rule will reduce dangerous methane pollution, a climate super-pollutant that is vented, flared, and leaked from oil and gas industry operations on our public lands. Reducing natural gas waste from public lands will not only benefit the climate, but it will also reduce toxic air pollutants that are jeopardizing the health of nearby communities and ensure taxpayers receive a fair return on their resources. On July 12, the House rejected the Huffman amendment by a vote of 184-240 (House roll call vote 422). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 5538 on July 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.