2021 Scorecard Vote
Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA), which would require national regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), strengthened disclosure requirements for PFAS manufacturers, provided PFAS exposure training to Department of Defense (DoD) medical providers, and mandated DoD to comply with safe incineration standards for PFAS. PFAS, a toxic “forever chemical,” is present in hundreds of DoD installations across the country and can lead to serious and fatal health conditions such as high cholesterol, decreased vaccine response, and various forms of cancer. The Slotkin amendment protected public health and the environment by setting strong standards and cleaning up PFAS contamination in military bases and communities across the country. On September 22, the House approved the Slotkin amendment by a vote of 236-186 (House roll call vote 272). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Some provisions of the Slotkin amendment were included in S. 1605, the final compromise NDAA bill that the president signed into law on December 27.