2020 Recent Vote
Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) sponsored H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021, which would boost funding for critical environmental, public health, and public lands programs for Fiscal Year 2021, including Environmental Justice, Superfund, Brownfields, and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act programs at EPA. In addition, the bill would block extractive activities in or near the Arctic Refuge, Chaco Canyon, the Boundary Waters, the Tongass National Forest, and off our coasts. Importantly, the bill also adds $10.2 billion to the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds as much needed emergency supplemental funding. The bill would block attempts of the Trump administration to take away states’ rights to protect their waterways, weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants, and suppress science used in rulemaking. On July 24, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 7608 by a vote of 224-189 (House roll call vote 166). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.