2020 Scorecard Vote
Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) sponsored H.R. 5687, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020. This bill would provide much needed funding to Puerto Rico to recover and rebuild from a series of destructive earthquakes and hurricanes, which were made more damaging by climate change. More than two years later, families in Puerto Rico are still suffering from the severe damage done to their communities by Hurricane Maria, when the massive storm destroyed almost all of the electric utility infrastructure. Adequate funding is also necessary to make infrastructure more resilient to the more frequent and damaging climate change-fueled hurricanes. On February 7, the House approved H.R. 5687 by a vote of 237-161 (House roll call vote 54). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.