2020 Recent Vote
Representative Diana Degette (D-CO-1) sponsored H.R. 2546, Protecting America’s Wilderness (PAW) Act, which would permanently protect 1.37 million acres of public lands and waters across the states of California, Colorado, and Washington. The PAW Act is an ambitious public lands package that combines six bills: H.R. 2546, the Colorado Wilderness Act; H.R. 2250, the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act; H.R. 2199, the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act; H.R. 2215, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Act; H.R. 1708, the Rim of Valley Corridor Protection Act; and H.R. 2642, the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. By combining 6 different bills, H.R. 2546 would preserve majestic landscapes and rivers for future generations, protect tribal lands and cultural sites from oil and gas development, improve access to public lands for underserved communities, address the threats of climate change by increasing wildfire resiliency, and promote our country’s thriving outdoor recreation economy. On February 12, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2546 by a vote of 231-183 (House roll call vote 69). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.