2020 Scorecard Vote
Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) sponsored H.R. 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, which reauthorized the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through fiscal year 2026 and increases funding to $475 million by 2026. Since 2010, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been critical in helping to clean up the Great Lakes by reducing pollution like phosphorus that contributes to harmful algal blooms, keeping out invasive species like Asian carp, restoring the coastline, and preventing future contamination. On February 5, the House approved H.R. 4031 by a vote of 373-45 (House roll call vote 36). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate approved H.R. 4031 by unanimous consent on December 20 and President Trump signed it into law on January 5, 2021.