2022 Scorecard Vote
Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) sponsored H.R. 2773, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) of 2021, to combat our nation’s biodiversity crisis by providing the most significant investment in conservation and restoration of wildlife and plant species in a generation. In the United States today, many wildlife species are declining, with one third of species already imperiled or vulnerable and an increasing number at risk of becoming endangered. This bill would provide over $1 billion annually in transformative funding for collaborative programs to recover these species and support diverse wildlife populations. Critically, this legislation would also be the first and only federal conservation program to guarantee sustained funding to Native Nations for fish and wildlife preservation. On June 14, the House approved H.R. 2773 by a vote of 231-190 (House roll call vote 267). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation in 2022.