2020 Scorecard Vote
Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-5) offered an amendment to H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which would roll back wage protections that are currently in place to protect workers in federally-aided highway and public transportation projects. Prevailing wage protections, otherwise known as Davis-Bacon laws, prevent contractors from bringing in outside labor and undercutting the local rate, or the prevailing wage for the area, and are essential to protecting good jobs, ensuring all workers earn a fair wage, and can be an important tool in reducing pay gaps for women and people of color. Economic inequality and the climate crisis are inextricably linked, and supporting high-quality jobs is an essential part of shifting from an exploitative economic model to one that values workers and protects our environment. On July 1, the House rejected the Foxx amendment by a vote of 147-274 (House roll call vote 135). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.