2019 Scorecard Vote
House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL) sponsored H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would honor America’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, recognize the urgency of tackling climate change, and lay the groundwork for further climate action. Climate change is already having devastating impacts on communities across the country. More extreme storms, record-breaking floods, and raging wildfires are hurting our families and devastating communities, and these impacts and the burden of toxic pollution hit lower income, communities of color, and Indigenous peoples first and worst. H.R. 9 is a strong rebuke of the Trump administration’s denial of the climate crisis, efforts to undermine progress, and the ill-conceived decision to become the only country in the world to reject the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. In response to this utter failure of leadership, governors, mayors, universities, businesses, faith leaders, and investors are stepping up to support climate action to meet this agreement. In 2019 alone, eight new governors have joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, bringing the total to 24 states committed to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals. On May 2, the House approved H.R. 9 by a vote of 231-190 (House roll call vote 184). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.