2023 Recent Vote

Extreme Assault on Clean Water Restoration Rule (CRA)
Senate Roll Call Vote 79
Issue: Clean Water

Representative Sam Graves (R-MO-6) sponsored H.J. Res. 27, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) proposed “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States (WOTUS)’” rule. This legislation would undermine the Clean Water Act by invalidating the Biden administration’s Clean Water Restoration Rule, which ensures that critical waters, ranging from small streams to rivers to wetlands, are protected from unregulated pollution and destruction when they have important downstream effects on water quality. H.J. Res. 27 would also prevent future administrations from issuing rules that are “substantially the same,” which could undermine future agency action to the benefit of polluters. This attack on our clean water safeguards puts the profits of polluters ahead of the health and safety of our families and communities, especially low wealth communities and communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by water pollution.On March 29, the Senate approved H.J. Res. 27 by a vote of 53-43 (Senate roll call vote 79). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

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Votes For: 53  
Votes Against: 43  
Not Voting: 4  
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