2022 Scorecard Vote
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 that would establish an Office of Climate Resilience within the White House to coordinate climate resilience activities across all government agencies, furthering President Biden’s commitment to a whole-of-government approach to tackling climate change. Climate change-fueled extreme weather events cause over $100 billion in damages each year in our country, hitting communities of color and low-wealth communities the hardest. The U.S. currently lacks a national climate resilience plan and is not equipped to implement mitigation measures to prevent severe property damage or loss of life. From a national security perspective, the Department of Defense has listed 30 facilities at risk of damage due to extreme weather events. On July 14, the House rejected the Jayapal amendment by a vote of 207-219 (House roll call vote 337). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.