2023 Recent Vote
The House took up S.J. Res. 24, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolution to prevent the Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting the northern long-eared bat under the Endangered Species Act, after it passed the Senate in May. The CRA is an extreme and blunt tool that could prevent any future protection of the northern long-eared bat, even if its populations collapsed or just a handful of individual bats remained. These CRA resolutions will significantly harm efforts to protect endangered species and the Endangered Species Act itself. Although President Biden has vowed to veto the bill, if passed this would be the first time in the CRA's 30-year history that Congress attempted to use the law to rescind Endangered Species Act protections for an individual species. On July 27, 2023, the House approved S.J.Res 24 by a vote of 220-209 (House roll call vote 382). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.