2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) sponsored H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders who are living in limbo due to the Trump administration’s decision to strip away their legal status. Dreamers, or adults who were brought to the U.S. without papers as children, are integral members of our communities and make invaluable contributions to our society – including as LCV staff, members and volunteers. Many of the individuals who have qualified for TPS have come to the U.S. in the wake of natural disasters – including hurricanes and earthquakes – that have devastated their homelands and because of wars over diminishing natural resources, much of which is being driven by the growing climate crisis. And communities of color and immigrant communities face a higher rate of harm from exposure to toxic pollution, are often hit first and worst by climate change’s impacts, and far too often are not able to participate equitably in our democracy. On June 4, the House passed H.R. 6 by a vote of 237-187 (House roll call 240). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.