2020 Scorecard Vote
Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sponsored H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which would reauthorize surface transportation programs, fund water infrastructure improvements, and help tackle climate change and environmental justice through numerous different programs. This bill represents an important down payment on a healthy and safe clean energy economy and would put clean energy workers back to work now, ensure communities have clean drinking water systems, protect public health by reducing air pollution, build transportation and energy infrastructure more resilient to climate change’s impacts, and preserve nature. This wide-ranging infrastructure package would help directly confront environmental racism by, among other policies, replacing lead pipes and reducing the roadway air pollution that exposes Black, Indigenous, and people of color to higher levels of toxic pollution. On July 1, the House approved H.R. 2 by a vote of 233-188 (House roll call vote 138). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.