2021 Recent Vote
Senator Shelley Capito (R-WV) sponsored an amendment to S.Con.Res.5, the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution, which threatens to lock in place the Trump administration’s “Dirty Water Rule,” prohibiting anything more protective of our streams, wetlands, and ponds than that rule. Because the Trump rule represented the most severe weakening of federal Clean Water Act protections in the law’s history, the law is now at a historic low point. Preventing science-based improvements to this destructive rule is a recipe for polluted water nationwide. On February 5, the Senate approved the Capito amendment by a vote of 51-49 (Senate roll call vote 43). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.