2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) offered an amendment to H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would have precluded federal agencies from considering the social cost of carbon in their rulemaking processes. The social cost of carbon is a monetary estimate of the damages caused by carbon pollution, or greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change. Climate change is already having devastating impacts on communities across the country and the costs are piling up. 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. This amendment would not allow the federal government to take into account the true cost of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, making it much more challenging to implement emissions limits or other policies that would help avert climate change. On June 19, the House rejected the Mullin amendment by a vote of 186-248 (House roll call vote 362). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.