2019 Scorecard Vote
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which would undermine the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) core conservation mission by jeopardizing the program’s ability to acquire lands for new or expanded LWCF sites. LWCF secures vital public access to green spaces; protects wildlife and other irreplaceable resources; help agencies reduce costs and address ongoing management issues (such as invasive species and wildfires); and enhances outdoor recreation opportunities. The rejection of this amendment is a victory for our nation’s best parks program and for all those who cherish our public lands. On October 31, the Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 29-64. NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.