2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) offered an amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which calls on the House to consider the impact of climate change on communities of color and disenfranchised communities when upholding our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate change hits low income communities and communities of color the hardest, and in the fight for climate action, it is critical that, at every step of the process, policies advance environmental justice for communities disproportionately suffering from the effects of climate change. This amendment would ensure environmental justice is actively incorporated into our country’s strategy to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement. On May 2, the House approved the Espaillat amendment by a vote of 237-185 (House roll call vote 175). YES IS THE PRO- ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 9, with the Espaillat amendment attached, on May 2. The Senate took no action on this legislation.