2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect and improve the health of the 64,000-square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed, which covers six states and the District of Columbia. The EPA’s authority to administer penalties on states that do not live up to their pollution reduction commitments is critical to ensuring the success of this historic federal-state partnership to restore the Chesapeake Bay and protect the treasured estuary that over 18 million residents rely on. On September 7, the House approved the Goodlatte amendment by a vote of 214-197 (House roll call vote 479). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 3354 on September 14, but the Senate took no action on this legislation.