2021 Scorecard Vote
Representative Connor Lamb (D-PA) sponsored a group of amendments (en bloc amendment no. 1) to H.R. 3684, the Invest in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. The group of 42 amendments authorizes, among other provisions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a community resilience and restoration fund; authorizes funding for a number of wildlife corridor programs; supports the operation and expansion of public transit; improves the resilience of surface transportation infrastructure to natural disasters, extreme weather and the effects of climate change; directs the departments of Transportation (DOT) and Energy (DOE) to make recommendations on the development, adoption and integration of light- and heavy-duty electric vehicles into U.S. transportation and energy systems; and requires DOT to recommend the annual allocation of highway funds to U.S. territories. On June 30th, the House approved amendment en bloc no. 1 to H.R. 3684 by a vote of 217-186 (House roll call vote 201). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.This group of amendments passed the House as part of the INVEST Act. H.R. 3684 became the vehicle for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included some of these provisions and was signed into law on November 15.