2022 Recent Vote
Senator Schumer proposed Senate Amendment 5194 to H.R. 5376, introducing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, to invest $369 billion in climate, jobs, and justice, marking the single largest investment in climate action in American history. The bill incentivizes clean energy, domestic manufacturing, clean vehicles, innovative technologies, and energy efficiency that will save families hundreds of dollars annually, are tied to strong labor provisions, and include added incentives for investments made in low-income and fossil-fuel impacted communities. This bill is a major step with $60 billion in EJ programs covering Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grants, Clean Ports, Reconnecting Communities, Superfund tax reinstatement, and methane emissions fee and reductions. At the same time, this bill includes provisions that could subject frontline communities to further harm from the oil and gas industry, and that are inconsistent with our climate and justice goals. Taken as a whole, however, this bill presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make transformational investments that will help protect our communities from current and future climate devastation. On August 7, the Senate approved H.R. 5376, as amended, by a vote of 51- 50 (Senate roll call vote 325). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.