2018 Scorecard Vote
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sponsored H.R. 3144, a bill to deal with the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) also known as the “Salmon Extinction Act,” which would undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). H.R. 3144 would mandate the use of FCRPS dams that two U.S. District Court decisions found harmful to endangered salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. H.R. 3144 would also derail an ongoing environmental review that could help recover the region’s salmon and steelhead. On April 25, the House approved H.R. 3144 by a vote of 225-189 (House roll call vote 153). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.