2021 Scorecard Vote
Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sponsored H.R. 3684, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, which would revamp our crumbling transportation and water infrastructure while tackling the climate crisis and prioritizing environmental justice. This important $715 billion investment would fund projects to repair and revitalize roads, bridges, and rail, and boost the transition to zero-emissions vehicles. Additionally, it would authorize funding to replace lead service lines in homes and remove lead fixtures in schools, require the EPA to set standards for PFAS and other toxic chemicals in drinking water, invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, provide funding for climate adaptation and resiliency, and establish a low-income water assistance program at the EPA. On July 1, the House approved H.R. 3684 by a vote of 221 to 201 (House roll call vote 208). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. This legislation became the vehicle for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included some of these provisions and was signed into law on November 15.