2021 Scorecard Vote
Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) sponsored H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, which would provide permanent protections for Dreamers, individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders who are living in limbo due to their uncertain legal status under various court cases and administrative changes. Dreamers, or adults who were brought to the U.S. without papers as children, are integral members of our communities and make invaluable contributions to our society—including as LCV staff, members and volunteers. Many of the individuals who have qualified for TPS have come to the U.S. in the wake of climate change-fueled natural disasters—including hurricanes, floods, and droughts—that have devastated their homelands and because of wars over diminishing natural resources, much of which is being driven by the growing climate crisis. And communities of color and immigrant communities face a higher rate of harm from exposure to toxic pollution, are often hit first and worst by impacts of climate change, and far too often are not able to participate equitably in our democracy. On March 18, the House passed H.R. 6 by a vote of 228-197 (House roll call 91). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation in 2021.