2021 Recent Vote
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) offered an amendment to H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would strike the funding that is intended to be used to fund Civilian Conservation Corps work. A new Civilian Conservation Corps can be an essential jobs program that would put young people of all backgrounds in this country to work conserving and restoring public lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, increasing reforestation, increasing carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protecting biodiversity, improving access to recreation, and addressing the changing climate. In addition to striking Corps funding, this amendment would also move funding away from important conservation and fire mitigation programs in the Departments of Interior and Agriculture into accounts that give states funding that can be used for harmful forest management projects, including salvage logging. On August 4, the Senate rejected the Daines amendment by a vote of 48-50 (Senate roll call vote 303). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.