2018 Scorecard Vote
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) sponsored H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, which included harmful riders and attacks on conservation that would undermine safeguards for our health and the environment. H.R. 2 would have jeopardized clean water by eliminating the oversight of pesticides that are applied directly to our waterways, cut around $800 million from critical conservation programs, eviscerated protections for endangered species, undercut our bedrock environmental laws like the National Environmental Policy Act, and more. With the addition of dangerous riders attacking the Tongass National Forest and the Clean Water Rule, H.R. 2 clearly placed the interests of polluting industries above those of our families and communities. On May 18, the House rejected H.R. 2, but passed the legislation on June 21 by a vote of 213-211 (House roll call vote 284). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The H.R. 2 conference report rejected the anti-environmental provisions contained in the House bill. The president signed the H.R. 2 conference report into law on December 20.