2019 Scorecard Vote
Representative Kim Schrier (D-WA) offered an amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations bill funding various government agencies, which would halt the Trump administration’s attempt to undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards – critical safeguards that protect our children from mercury and other toxic pollution spewed into our air by dirty power plants. When ingested, mercury is a powerful neurotoxin known to cause permanent damage to developing brains and can lead to developmental delays, learning disabilities, and birth defects. And power plants are one of the largest contributors to mercury pollution in the environment and the fish we eat. On June 20, the House approved the Schrier amendment by a vote of 253-177 (House roll call vote 395). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The House passed H.R. 3055, with the Schrier amendment attached, on June 25. The Schrier amendment was not included in any appropriations bills that became law.