2020 Scorecard Vote
Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) offered an amendment to H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021, which would have slashed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) program funding to align with the draconian cuts proposed by the Trump administration. Adequate funding of the EPA is critical to ensuring that the federal government can implement and enforce the various statutes that protect public health and the environment in order to fulfill the promise of clean air, water, and healthy lands for all people. On July 24, the House rejected the Smith amendment by a vote of 155-256 (House roll call vote 164). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.