2022 Recent Vote
Representative Johnson sponsored En Bloc Amendment 158 to H.R.4521, the America COMPETES Act of 2022, which includes a number of amendments promoting clean energy research, deployment, manufacturing, and targeting of investments toward economically disadvantaged communities. This included offshore wind development through amendments codifying the President’s commitment to 30GW by 2030 and reaffirming the Department of Interior’s authority to hold offshore wind lease sales in federal waters in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the coasts of North Caroline, South Caroline, Georgia, and Florida. It also included provisions setting aside funding in the Solar Component Manufacturing Supply Chain Assistance Program for small businesses in economically disadvantaged areas, extending authorization for the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), and establishing a Freight Rail Innovation institute with the goal of developing zero-emissions locomotives. Authorization for assistance to states and tribes to help address energy efficiency and decarbonization in the manufacturing sector and help reinvigorate communities reliant on the energy and industrial sectors, as well as support for the first 3 commercial scale implementations of transformative technologies, were other welcome provisions. In addition, the amendment promoted a circular economy, ocean health, climate literacy, and numerous partnerships with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and tribes. On February 3, the House approved Amendment 158 by a vote of 221-211 (House roll call vote 18). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.