2017 Scorecard Vote
Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) offered an amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which would defund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) criminal law enforcement activities. This amendment would undermine the EPA’s ability to issue warrants and arrest criminals for violating criminal laws, and it would make it easier for polluters to get away with egregious criminal environmental activities that cause serious risks to human health. On September 8, the House rejected the Palmer amendment by a vote of 178-227 (House roll call vote 482). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.