2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) sponsored H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, which rejected the Trump administration’s irresponsible budget cuts, blocked the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, increased investments to fight climate change, and boosted clean energy. The Energy and Water division of H.R. 2740 rightly focused on using the federal government’s resources to help fight climate change. The bill’s significant increases for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and scientific research respond to rising concerns about climate change and support for action to address the crisis. On June 19, the House approved H.R. 2740 by a vote of 226-203 (House roll call vote 367). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. While the Senate rejected H.R. 2740 on October 31, some smaller funding increases for clean energy and to fight climate change were included in H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, an omnibus appropriations bill that the president signed into law on December 20.