2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jared Golden (D-ME) offered an amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would hinder the recovery of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. There are fewer than 420 of these majestic creatures left on earth, and they could be extinct within a few decades. At a time when action is desperately needed, this amendment would have prohibited the National Marine Fisheries Service from implementing science-based, consensus recommendations to save the North Atlantic right whale. On June 20, the House rejected the Golden amendment by a vote of 84-345 (House roll call vote 372). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.