2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) offered an amendment to H.R. 5538, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, which would strike the harmful language that wholly exempt a broad range of potentially damaging logging activities in our National Forest System from public accountability and other National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Damaging our national forest resources harms both the public and the economic benefits that our federal forests provide for all people in this country, including clean drinking water, outstanding recreational opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat, which also supports more jobs and economic output than other activities in the National Forest System. On July 12, the House rejected the Dingell amendment by a vote of 170-256 (House roll call vote 428). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 5538 on July 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.