2020 Scorecard Vote
Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) offered an amendment to H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which would add the text of H.R. 823, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, designating 400,000 acres of wilderness areas in Colorado, supporting the growing outdoor recreation economy in the state, and honoring our veterans by designating Camp Hale as the first National Historical Landscape. The amendment would also withdraw one million acres of public lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims to protect our cultural and natural heritage as well as the tribal communities and sacred sites, local economies, and safe water supplies in and near this iconic landscape. On July 21, the House approved the Neguse amendment by a vote of 234-181 (House roll call vote 147). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Neguse language was not included in any version of H.R. 6395 that passed the Senate, and on January 1, 2021, the bill became law without the Neguse language.