2021 Scorecard Vote
Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) sponsored H.R. 4502, “Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022,” also known as the Fiscal Year 2022 Minibus, which would boost funding for clean energy technologies, climate change and environmental justice programs, critical water infrastructure, and environmental enforcement efforts. It included critical investments in offshore wind development, more than $14 billion for clean energy and science, and funding for the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps. This bill would also fund the Environmental Protection Agency at the highest level in history, provide billions for grant programs to improve drinking water and sewer systems, and invest in renewable energy and weatherization programs. Importantly, the bill would dramatically expand environmental justice efforts to address unacceptable pollution in communities of color and honor the federal government’s responsibilities to Native Americans. On July 29, the House approved H.R. 4502 by a vote of 219-208 (House roll call vote 247). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation in 2021.