2018 Scorecard Vote
Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019. This amendment would have struck a harmful policy rider prohibiting funds from being used to implement the marine planning efforts and other ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy. The National Ocean Policy directs government agencies with differing mandates to work collaboratively to improve ocean health and also ensures that all competing interests—including conservationists, fishermen, scientists, shipping companies, port managers, energy developers, and those who live and work in ocean communities—have a voice in ocean management. On June 7, the House rejected the Lowenthal amendment by a vote of 195-223 (House roll call vote 250). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.