2019 Scorecard Vote
Representatives Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) sponsored H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that would permanently extend the moratorium on offshore drilling on the Florida Gulf Coast, which is set to expire in 2022. It also includes an amendment reinstating Obama-era rules requiring stricter safety standards on offshore drilling rigs. This legislation would protect the clean and healthy coasts and marine ecosystems that are vital to Florida’s economy and coastal communities. On September 11, the House approved H.R. 205 by a vote of 248–180 (House roll call vote 521). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.