2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) offered an amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which stresses the importance of avoiding and reducing losses due to climate change and the need for sustainable development. Communities across the country are experiencing the devastating impacts of wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other weather events fueled by climate change. It is critical that these communities have adequate resources to prepare for and recover from such weather events, especially as they occur more frequently and their severity is exacerbated by climate change. On May 2, the House approved the Van Drew amendment by a vote of 257-167 (House roll call vote 181). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 9, with the Van Drew amendment attached, on May 2. The Senate took no action on this legislation.