2020 Scorecard Vote
Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC) sponsored the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which provides full and permanent funding of $900 million annually for the Land and Water Conservation Fund as well as funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog in our national parks and other public lands. By investing in our public lands and waters, GAOA will protect our nation’s natural heritage and invaluable landscapes, enhance access to the outdoors and green spaces for communities nationwide, and provide much-needed repairs to deteriorating infrastructure in our national parks. On July 22, the House approved H.R. 1957, the vehicle for GAOA, by a vote of 310-107 (House roll call vote 155). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate approved H.R. 1957 on June 17, and the president signed this legislation into law on August 4.