2019 Scorecard Vote
House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) sponsored H.R. 1373, the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, which would permanently ban mineral extraction in 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is one of our country’s most iconic landscapes and the ancestral home to the Havasupai, Hualapai, Hopi, and the Navajo, who have protected this sacred land for hundreds of years and continue to rely on this land for sustenance and safe drinking water. This bill is a major victory for the Indigenous communities who have fought tirelessly to protect their ancestral lands; for all of those impacted by the toxic legacy of decades of uranium mining in the region; for the lands, water, and ecosystems of the Grand Canyon; and for our country’s natural and cultural heritage. On October 30, the House approved H.R. 1373 by a vote of 236–185 (House roll call vote 602). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.