2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) offered an amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would have eliminated funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) program that evaluates the health and environmental hazards of chemicals, known as the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The EPA and state and local agencies rely on this program to help determine air and water pollution limits, waste site cleanup standards, and other risk levels and regulatory actions. On June 20, the House rejected the Biggs amendment by a vote of 157-275 (House roll call vote 390). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.