Scorecard - 114th Congress

The scorecard tracks Natural Resources referred bills that have been voted on at a Committee Markup or on the House Floor. For further information on the bills or to see how your Member of Congress voted, click on the Roll Call Link. We hope this serves as a valuable tool in keeping Congress accountable for supporting and opposing legislation that safeguards our nation’s natural resources.

Bill Overview

Description

Grijalva's Position

Committee Votes

House Floor Votes

H.R. 4366, San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act (Water, Power and Oceans), November 16, 2016

H.R. 4366 - Bill Text

Sponsor: David G. Valadao (R)

California's 21st District

H.R. 4366 approves a settlement that waives hundreds of millions owed by powerful special interests to American taxpayers. The agreement also fails to include key public health and environmental safeguards to protect toxic agricultural drainage water from harming California's drinking water supply and environment.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

27-12

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 1

        Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D) 

California's 2nd District

This amendment would require the Westlands Water District to submit a drainage water management plan to ensure that toxic drainage water from Westlands does not harm California's drinking water quality and environment. This commonsense amendment was rejected by the majority.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

14-22

Roll Call Link

 
 

Amendment No. 2

            Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

                   Arizona's 3rd District

This amendment would require federal agencies to certify that the Westlands Settlement Agreement is a net-benefit for American taxpayers before the settlement is enacted. The Westlands Settlement Agreement waives hundreds of millions owed by the Westlands Water District to American taxpayers. This fiscally responsible amendment was rejected by the Majority.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

Failed

14-25

Roll Call Link

 
 

H.R. 5780, Utah Public Lands Initiative Act (Federal Lands), September 22, 2016

H.R. 5780 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Rob Bishop (R) 

Utah's 1st District

H.R. 5780 covers the administration of public land in seven counties -- Summit, Duchesne, Carbon, Uintah, Grand, Emery, and San Juan -- in Eastern Utah. All told, the bill impacts approximately 18 million acres, an area roughly the size of Massachusetts and New Jersey combined. This so-called Utah Public Lands Initiative rolls back bedrock environmental laws and could lead to dirty energy extraction in ecologically sensitive areas. A vote for H.R. 5780 is a vote to upset the balance of the multiple-use principle that guides the management of public lands and tips the scale in favor of special interests. Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

21-13

Roll Call Link 

 
 

Amendment No. 1

            Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

                   Arizona's 3rd District

H.R. 5780 fails to protect over half a million acres of the Bears Ears region, the ancestral homeland and place of spiritual significance for many of the region's Native American communities. This amendment would have honored Native American proposals to protect the entire 1.9 million acre region. It also would have removed the overly permissive management language in the bill designed to authorize off-road vehicle access in areas with previous archeological resources. It was rejected by the majority.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

 Failed

11-19

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Amendment No. 2

         Sponsor: Niki Tsongas (D) 

Massachusetts's 3rd District

This amendment replaced the bill's permissive, loop hole-laden management language for wilderness and national conservation areas with standard, bi-partisan language already used for public lands in Utah. This commonsense fix was rejected by the majority.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

Failed

12-20

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Amendment No. 3

        Sponsor: Raul Ruiz (D) 

California's 36th District

This amendment protects the interests of the Ute Indian Tribe, who were not consulted in the development of the bill, and are worried about significant impacts to their reservation. It was rejected by the majority.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 Failed

13-21

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Amendment No. 4

Sponsor: Jared Polis (D)

Colorado's 2nd District

This amendment would have added standard public review and appraisal practices, including a public interest determination by the Secretary of Interior, for a massive land exchange authorized by the bill. Without these protections, land owned by all Americans could be traded away without proper oversight. This amendment was rejected by the majority.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

13-19

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Amendment No. 5

            Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

                   California's 47th District

H.R. 5780 authorized the State of Utah to take over energy permitting on federal land. This unauthorized roll back of federal authority could lead to mines and oil rigs in ecologically sensitive areas. This amendment would have removed this section from the bill; it was rejected. Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

14-20

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Amendment No. 6

            Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

                   California's 47th District

This amendment removes a section from the bill that gives away thousands of miles of rights-of-way to Utah counties, many of which carve up sensitive ecological areas, including potential wilderness. It was rejected by the majority.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

13-21

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H.R. 564, Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (Water, Power and Oceans), September 22, 2016

H.R. 564 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) 

Washington's 3rd District

A vote for H.R. 564 is an anti-conservation vote. The bill would allow three states and four tribes to kill up to 92 sea lions in the Columbia River system without any evidence that the animals killed were having an impact on fish populations. In addition, the bill would exempt sea lion killing from review under NEPA and allow killing of sea lions for eating not only threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead, but also other fish, including non-native predators like striped bass and pike that harm salmon stocks.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

Passed

17-13

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Amendment No. 1

        Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D) 

California's 2nd District

A vote against is an anti-conservation vote. This amendment would have given states and tribes limited authority to address predation of threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead populations at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, while ensuring that sea lions could not be killed at random as the underlying bill would allow. This amendment also would have removed language from the bill that would exempt sea lion killing programs from review under NEPA.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

12-18

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Amendment No. 2

            Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

                   California's 47th District

A vote against is an anti-conservation vote. This amendment would have required adequate fish passage to be restored on the Columbia River and its tributaries before permits could be issued to kill sea lions. Dams without fish passage block 40 percent of salmon habitat in the Columbia River Basin - it is dams, not sea lions, that have depleted salmon and steelhead populations to dangerously low levels.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

13-18

Roll Call Link

 

H.R. 3764, Tribal Recognition Act (Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs), September 8, 2016

H.R. 3764 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Rob Bishop (R) 

Utah's 1st District

H.R. 3764 would upend the well-established authority of the Secretary of the Interior to federally acknowledge Indian tribes. Many tribes have still not established or reaffirmed their relationship with the federal government. The Department of the Interior Part 83 process provides a non-partisan, research based approach to determining the validity of tribal claims. Taking that avenue away, and leaving only an act of Congress as a viable approach, will result in further delays and difficulties, and will leave tribal recognition decisions victim to political whims.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for tribes

Passed

23-13

Roll Call Link

 

                                Amendment No. 1

            Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

                   Arizona's 3rd District

The amendment states that all land taken into trust prior to the Carcieri decision is reaffirmed as tribal trust land. Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for tribes

Failed

14-20

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                                Amendment No. 2

               Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

                       Arizona's 3rd District

The amendment strikes Title I of the bill, but leaves intact the long overdue federal recognition of the six Virginia tribes and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for tribes

Failed

16-22

Roll Call Link

 

H.R. 5032, Louisa, Virginia, LWCF Bill (Water, Power and Oceans; Federal Lands), September 8, 2016

H.R. 5032 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Dave Brat (R) 

Virginia's 7th District

The bill exempts the city of Louisa, Virginia, from replacing land acquired through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF is a popular federal program that helps local governments build parks, playgrounds, and other recreational assets. Money provided through the program is often used to buy land under the expectation that the land will be permanently used as a public park. Under this bill, Louisa would be authorized to skip the establishment replacement process, undermining the backbone of the LWCF state assistance program. Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

Passed

22-12

Roll Call Link

 

H.R. 5259, Certainty for States and Tribes Act (Energy and Minderal Resources), September 8, 2016

H.R. 5259 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Ryan Zinke (R) 

Montana's At-large District

H.R. 5259 short-circuits the Interior Department review of the coal leasing program, hurting the effort to ensure that coal companies pay their fair share for mining public resources.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

 

Passed

22-13

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Amendment No. 1

            Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

                   California's 47th District

This amendment would have protected taxpayers by requiring coal leases issued under the bill to pay the same royalty rate as offshore oil and gas.   Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

13-22

Roll Call Link

 
 
H.R. 5538, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, July 14, 2016

H.R. 5538 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Ken Calvert (R) 

California's 42nd District

The 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for drinking water and sanitary sewer infrastructure, climate change, and environmental enforcement. Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration's ability to keep our land, water, and air clean and protect threatened species.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

 

Passed

231-196

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Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Kathy Castor (D) 

Florida's 14th District

Increases funds for National Wildlife Refuge System Law Enforcement by $2,434,000 to match the President's budget request and decreases funds for Interior's Departmental Operations account by the same amount.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

197-225

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Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: Jim Himes (D) 

Connecticut's 4th District

Increases funding for the New England National Scenic Trail by $300,000 by shifting funds within the National Park System Operation's account. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

183-241

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 9

Sponsor: Don Beyer (D) 

Virginia's 8th District

Strikes Section 120 that prohibits funds to be used to further develop, carry out, or implement the Interior Department's Stream Protection Rule or to develop, carry out, or implement any change to the historic interpretation of "material damage to the hydrologic balance outside the permit area" as outlined in the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

190-235

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 10

Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D) 

California's 2nd District

Strikes Section 122 that prohibits funds to be used to finalize, implement, or enforce the Bureau of Land Management's proposed rule regarding oil and gas royalties.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

184-240

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 12

Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D) 

California's 2nd District

Strikes Section 127 that would delay the completion and implementation of the Interior Department's proposed rule to reduce air emissions from offshore drilling sources in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

181-244

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Amendment No. 21

Sponsor: Debbie Dingell (D) 

Michigan's 12th District

Strikes language in the underlying bill that would exempt certain activities in National Forests from public notice and comment and alternatives analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

170-256

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Amendment No. 28

Sponsor: Scott Peters (D) 

California's 34th District

Strikes Section 436, which would prohibit agencies funded in the bill from using the social cost of carbon in rulemakings and guidance documents.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

185-241

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Amendment No. 31

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D) 

California's 47th District

Strikes Section 440, which prohibits the Interior Department from using funds to implement any changes to royalty rates or product valuation regulations under federal coal, oil, and gas leasing programs.   Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

183-246

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Amendment No. 32

 Sponsor: Jerry McNerney (D) 

California's 9th District

Strikes six sections from the General Provisions section of the bill, related to California water policy.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

181-248

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                              Amendment No. 33

Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

Arizona's 3rd District

Strikes Section 453, which prohibits the use of funds to make a Presidential declaration by public proclamation of a National Monument in various counties in the states of: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Maine.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

202-225

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                              Amendment No. 37

Sponsor: Charles Boustany (R)

Louisiana's 3rd District

Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds to implement, administer or enforce the Well Control Rule developed in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to govern oil and gas drilling safety on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

234-195

Roll Call Link

                              Amendment No. 42

Sponsor: Bradley Byrne (R)

Alabama's 1st District

Prohibits funds in the bill to be used to implement, administer or enforce the Obama Administration's National Ocean Policy. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

237-189

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                              Amendment No. 50

              Sponsor: Gwen Graham (D)

                       Florida's 2nd District

Prohibits funds in the bill to be used to research, investigate or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Failed

185-243

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                              Amendment No. 53

             Sponsor: Doug Lamborn (R)

                     Colorado's 5th District

Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or species of wildlife that has not undergone a 5 year review.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

238-190

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                             Amendment No. 54

             Sponsor: Doug Lamborn (R)

                     Colorado's 5th District

Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

228-199

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                             Amendment No. 59

             Sponsor: Dan Newhouse (R)

                  Washington's 4th District

Prohibits the use of funds by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior to threat gray wolves in the 48 contigous states as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after June 13, 2017. This legislative removal of ESA protections would be in addition to language already in the underlying bill that would immediately remove protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and the Western Great Lakes states.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

223-201

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                             Amendment No. 64

                  Sponsor: Paul Gosar (R)

                       Arizona's 4th District

Removes federal protections for the approximately 100 remaining wild Mexican Wolves under the ESA and would prevent the expansion of the species' habitat outside of its historic range in the American Southwest.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

219-203

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                              Amendment No. 73

                Sponsor: Jason Smith (R)

                      Missouri's 8th District

Prohibits federal agencies from using funds in the bill to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, or the Endangered Species Act.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

226-202

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                              Amendment No. 75

                  Sponsor: Don Young (R)

                  Alaska's At-large District

Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds in the bill to implement a final plan to designate areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as wilderness.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

237-191

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                              Amendment No. 77

                  Sponsor: Don Young (R)

                  Alaska's At-large District

Prohibits funds to be used to remove three lease sales in the Arctic from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

242-185

Roll Call Link

                              Amendment No. 80

                   Sponsor: Lee Zeldin (R)

                       Arizona's 4th District

Prohibits federal agencies from using funds provided in the bill to designate a National Marine Monument in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

225-202

Roll Call Link

                              Amendment No. 81

                  Sponsor: Don Beyer (D)

                       Virginia's 8th District

Prohibits federal agencies from using funds provided in the bill to block science-based protections for imperiled wildlife that have or may need Endangered Species Act protections. Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

193-235

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                              Amendment No. 82

                  Sponsor: Don Beyer (D)

                       Virginia's 8th District

Prohibits federal agencies funded under the bill from using funds in contravention of two Obama Administration Executive Orders addressing impacts of climate change and federal sustainability (EO 13653 and EO 13693).  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

194-234

Roll Call Link

                              

Amendment No. 83

                  Sponsor: Don Beyer (D)

                       Virginia's 8th District

Prohibits funds provided in the bill to be used to authorize, permit, or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development along the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

 

Failed

192-236

Roll Call Link

                      

Amendment No. 85

            Sponsor: Lois Capps (D)

                  California's 27th District

Prohibits funds from being used to process any application for a permit to drill or a permit to modify that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.   Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

 

Failed

172-254

Roll Call Link

                      

Amendment No. 86

            Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

                  Arizona's 3rd District

Prohibits funds from being used to abolish law enforcement offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

 

Failed

194-233

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 88

            Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

                  California's 47th District

 

Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds in contravention of the Secretary's Order 3289 on climate change.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

  Failed

192-233

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 92

            Sponsor: Niki Tsongas (D)

              Massachusetts's 3rd District

Prevents a provision of the bill that would block Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resource management plans from going into effect if failing to implement such plans would limit BLM's ability to meet its multiple use obligations, including providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment  

 

Failed

184-241

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 99

            Sponsor: Ruben Gallego (D)

                  Arizona's 7th District

Prohibits funds from being used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.  Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

 

Failed

213-214

Roll Call Link

H.R. 2333, Fort Scott National Historic Site Act (Federal Lands), July 13, 2016

H.R. 2333 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Lynn Jenkins (R) 

Kansas's 2nd District

Due to the adoption of the McClintock Amendment, Committee Democrats opposed final passage of this bill. Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

Passed

22-14

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Tom McClintock (R) 

California's 4th District

At the request of the National Park Service, this amendment adds three properties to the proposed boundary expansion of the Fort Scott National Historic Site. Unfortunately, the amendment also prohibits the use of federal funds for the acquisition of those properties, restricting the use of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and turning a bipartisan bill into an ideological sticking point. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

Passed

21-14

Roll Call Link

 

H.R. 3062, APPROVAL Act (Water, Power and Oceans), June 15, 2016

H.R. 3062 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Steve Womack (R) 

Arkansas' 3rd District

H.R. 3062 aims to block construction of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project -- one of the largest clean energy projects in the United States. If constructed, the Project would be able to deliver enough wind energy to power more than one million homes a year and would create thousands of construction and clean energy jobs at no cost to taxpayers.   Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

Passed

19-11

Roll Call Link

 
 
H.R. 3094, Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act (Water, Power and Oceans), June 15, 2016

H.R. 3094 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Garret Graves (R) 

Louisiana's 6th District

H.R. 3094 would remove Gulf of Mexico red snapper from the sound, science-based management under the Magnuson-Stevens Act that has helped the stock rebound from historic lows. The bill would turn over management to the five Gulf States and allow them to transfer up to ten percent of the red snapper quota from commercial fisherman to recreational fisherman each year, while also allowing overfishing. The commercial and charter-for-hire sectors have become sustainable and profitable over the past several years while private boat anglers have consistently exceeded their red snapper quotas and failed to offer solutions to bring landings under control. H.R. 3094 would reward bad behavior and jeopardize the ongoing rebuilding effort for the red snapper stock.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment 

Passed

24-14

Roll Call Link

 
H.R. 3650, State National Forest Management Act (Federal Lands; Energy and Mineral Resources), June 15, 2016

H.R. 3650 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Don Young (R) 

Alaska's At-large District

H.R. 3650 allows individual states to assume ownership of millions of acres of the National Forest System. Land selected by a state would be taken out of the Forest Service's multiple-use management paradigm, which ensures that public land is managed in a manner that balances development with conservation, and transferred to state ownership to be managed primarily for timber production.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

23-15

Roll Call Link

 
 
H.R. 2316, Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act (Federal Lands), June 15, 2016

H.R. 2316 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Raul Labrador (R) 

Idaho's 1st District

H.R. 2316 sets up a process to transfer the management of millions of acres of national forest to unelected advisory boards with the primary mandate of increasing revenue from timber sales. Federal public participation and environmental review standards would not apply to the sections of national forest managed under this new authority, meaning the American public would no longer have an opportunity to participate in management decisions or even be guaranteed access. To make matters worse, the bill authorizes the use of funds from Secure Rural Schools, a federal program that distributes money to support education and roads in rural counties, to facilitate this takeover of American public land. 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

25-13

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Jared Polis (D)

Colorado's 2nd District

In an effort to protect the integrity of Secure Rural Schools (SRS), a federal program that supports education in rural counties, this amendment aimed to block the use of SRS funds for the administration of public land conveyed out of federal management by the bill. Unfortunately, it was rejected by the Committee Republicans, and if this bill were to become law, those critical payments could be diverted from their intended purpose.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

14-23

Roll Call Link

 
 

H.R. 5278, Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), June 9, 2016

H.R. 5278 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Sean Duffy (R) 

Wisconsin's 7th District

H.R. 5278 establishes a process for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to restructure its bond debts under the direction of a seven-member Oversight Board that has broad power over the island's budget and finances. The board will be responsible for the development of balanced annual budgets and a five-year fiscal plan for the Puerto Rican government and its instrumentalities. Importantly, the board also has the authority to certify voluntary agreements between Puerto Rico and its creditors and to seek judicial enforcement of a restructuring plan. The bill, while not perfect, is a necessary compromise to prevent a humanitarian crisis on the island.  

Support 

Up

This bill is GOOD for the environment

 

Passed

29-10

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

297-127

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 008

Sponsor: Norma Torres (D)

California's 35th District

This amendment would strike Section 403 of the bill, a section that expands application of the existing federal subminimum wage ($4.25/hr. for the first 90 days of employment) from covering those under the age of 20 to covering those under the age of 25 in Puerto Rico.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

196-225

Roll Call Link

H.R. 4680, National Park Service Centennial Act (Federal Lands), March 16, 2016 

H.R. 4680 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Rob Bishop (R) 

Utah's 1st District

To honor the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service, this bill provides a series of authorities to raise revenue, promote public-private partnerships, and encourage private philanthropy to support national parks in their Second Century.   Passed  
 

Amendment No. 143

Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D)

California's 2nd District

This amendment establishes a new type of trail - National Discovery Trails - in the National Trail System and designates the American Discovery Trail as the first trail under this new category. The 6,000 miles of the American Discovery Trail stretches from the Atlantic coast in Maryland to the shores of the Pacific in California. It would be the first ocean-to-ocean trail in the National Trail System. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

13-15

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Amendment No. 10

Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

Arizona's 3rd District

Due to chronic underfunding, the National Park Service, which manages 410 national park units, is saddled with a $12.5 billion backlog of deferred maintenance, made up of everything from bathrooms and rooftops to roads and bridges. To acknowledge the importance of addressing this backlog, Ranking Member Grijalva proposed an amendment, paid for with revenue from offshore oil and gas development, to provide $300 million each year for the next three years. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

14-23

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Amendment No. 08

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District

The Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 set aside $50 million for deferred maintenance projects at national parks, which is scheduled to be available starting in 2017. This amendment, which was rejected by the Majority, made the whole amount available one year early.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

15-22

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H.R. 4579, Utah Test and Training Range Act (Federal Lands), March 16, 2016 

H.R. 4579 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Chris Stewart (R) 

Utah's 2nd District

This bill establishes an expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range, authorizes a land exchange between the Federal government and the State of Utah, and conveys a series of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way to three Utah counties. While the primary objective of this bill is to expand the Air Force's access to federal land in the west Utah desert, an objective that Democrats support, it contains several problematic provision that undermine federal land management objectives in the region, including the disposal of Greater Sage Grouse habitat. 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

19-14

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Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District

Title III of the bill grants approximately 6,000 miles of rights-of-way across federal land, including pristine natural areas managed as Wilderness Study Areas, to three Utah counties. This is a giveaway of land that belongs to all Americans that has nothing to do with stated purpose of the bill, enhancing the Air Force's capability at the Utah Test and Training Range, and makes a potentially bipartisan proposal bitterly partisan. This amendment would have removed this problematic section from the bill. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

14-20

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H.R. 2406, The SHARE Act (Federal Lands; Water, Power and Oceans), February 26, 2016 

H.R. 2406 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Rob Wittman (R) 

Virginia's 1st District

H.R. 2406 is a giveaway to the gun lobby poorly disguised as a sportsmen's package. This bill undermines bedrock conservation laws like NEPA, ESA, and the Wilderness Act. It also blocks regulations designed to stop the poaching and trafficking of African elephants.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

21-15

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

242-161

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 2

Sponsor: Don Beyer (D)

Virginia's 8th District

This amendment would have prohibited violent criminals and others who have been barred from possessing firearms from using public target ranges.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

161-244

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Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

Texas's 18th District

This amendment would have maintained the ban on importing Canadian polar bears killed after the species was listed under the Endangered Species Act.  

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

159-242

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Amendment No. 8

Sponsor: Don Beyer (D)

Virginia's 8th District

The amendment would have prevented states from having veto power over federal marine conservation rules in National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries.  

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

169-236

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Amendment No. 9

Sponsor: Jason Smith (R)

Missouri's 8th District

This amendment blocks the Forest Service from regulating cruel and unsustainable hunting practices in several National Forests. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

   

Passed

232-173

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Amendment No. 12

Sponsor: Morgan Griffith (R)

Virginia's 9th District

The amendment preempts state and local gun laws by allowing for virtually unfettered transportation of firearms.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

   

Passed

239-165

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Amendment No. 14

Sponsor: Reid Ribble (R)

Wisconsin's 8th District

Ignored scientific evidence and court rulings to remove Endangered Species Act protections for recovering gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes states and Wyoming.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

   

Passed

232-171

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Amendment No. 15

Sponsor: Don Young (R)

Alaska's At-large District

Blocks a Fish Wildlife Service Rule that would have prevented unsustainable and cruel hunting practices on National Park Service lands in Alaska.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

   

Passed

236-169

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Amendment No. 16

Sponsor: Jared Huffman (D)

California's 2nd District

 
Would have given wilderness protections to the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area of global environmental significance that is under threat from oil and gas developers.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

176-227

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Brenda Lawrence (D)

Michigan's 14th District

 
The Democratic MTR would have helped prevent another drinking water crisis like the one in Flint, MI by requiring chemical manufacturers to provide information on products that could contaminate water supplies.  

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

165-238

Roll Call Link

H.R. 3342, Louisiana Lands Title Act (Federal Lands), February 3, 2016 

H.R. 3342 - Bill Text

Sponsor: John Fleming (R) 

Louisiana's 4th District

This bill nullifies the results of a Bureau of Land Management - the federal government's Surveyor of Record - survey from 1969 and restricts any future federal surveys of the affected area. This would have the effect of transferring the federal mineral estate, valued at approximately $10 million, to private interests without fair compensation to American taxpayers.  

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

24-17

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H.R. 1644, STREAM Act (Energy and Mineral Resources), January 12, 2016

H.R. 1644 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Alex Mooney (R) 

West Virginia's 2nd District

Blocks the issuance of new rules to protect the environment and communities from the destructive effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 
 

Passed

23-12

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Passed

235-188

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Amendment No. 2

Sponsor: Dan Kildee (D)

Michigan's 5th District

Allows rules or other actions to be taken without delay if they are necessary to protect drinking water quality.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

189-223

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Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: Matt Cartwright (D)

Pennsylvania's 17th District

Redirects abandoned mine reclamation money away from states that have already completed their high-priority abandoned coal mine reclamation to communities that are still suffering the impacts of abandoned coal mines. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

203-219

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Amendment No. 4

Sponsor: Terri Sewell (D)

Alabama's 7th District

Allows rules or other actions to be taken without delay if they are necessary to protect people from chronic or long-term health risks. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

190-235

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Dan Kildee (D)

Michigan's 5th District

The Democratic MTR would prohibit the underlying bill's delay in the stream buffer rule if the delay would cause either an imminent or long-term threat to human life or increase the incidence or prevalence of lung cancer, heart or kidney disease, or birth defects, or heavy metal contamination in the communities in the vicinities of mountaintop removal coal mining projects. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

186-237

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H.R. 2130, Red River Private Property Protection Act (Federal Lands), December 9, 2015

H.R. 2130 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Mac Thornberry (R)

Texas's 13th District

H.R. 2130 restricts the Federal government's survey authority along 116 miles of the Red River and authorizes the State of Texas to conduct a survey of the area. This would have the effect of transferring approximately 30,000 acres of public land to Texas without due compensation to American taxpayers.   Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

21-11

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

253-177

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Tom Cole (R)

Oklahoma's 4th District

This amendment ensures the bill preserves past and current surface and mineral rights for affected Indian tribes.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment 

   

Passed

246-183

Roll Call Link

H.R. 2358, Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (Federal Lands; Water, Power and Oceans), December 3, 2015

H.R. 2358 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Ryan Zinke (R)

Montana's At-large District

H.R. 2358 invokes the specter of wildfire to justify giving electric utilities unfettered access to cut vegetation on electricity transmission rights-of-way on U.S. public lands. However, very few fires are caused by power lines contacting vegetation and current law already allows for emergency access. The bill includes no requirement to plan ahead to reduce wildfire risks, and gives state and local governments the authority to dictate federal land management policy.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

22-15

Roll Call Link

Passed as part of House energy package (H.R.8)

249-174

Roll Call Link

H.R. 2295, National Energy Security Corridors Act (Energy & Mineral Resources; Water Power and Oceans), December 3, 2015

H.R. 2295 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Thomas MacArthur (R)

New Jersey's 3rd District

H.R. 2295 would make it easier to put natural gas pipelines through National Parks, establish new infrastructure corridors without public input for streamlined pipeline siting in the Eastern United States.  Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

21-15

Roll Call Link

Passed as part of House energy package (H.R.8)

249-174

Roll Call Link

H.R. 308, Keep the Promise Act (Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs), November 16, 2015

H.R. 308 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Trent Franks (R)

Arizona's 8th District

Would prohibit only one tribe, the Tohono O'odham Tribe, from utilizing their trust lands for gaming activities in contravention of their right to do so.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

Failed

263-146

(2/3 rds required)

Roll Call Link

H.R. 1937, National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (Energy and Mineral Resources), October 22, 2015

H.R. 1937 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Mark Amodei (R)

Nevada's 2nd District

The bill weakens environmental reviews and blocks access to the courts by the public for all substances mined in the United States under the guise of labeling them "strategic and critical." 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

23-14

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

254-177

Roll Call Link

 

Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District

This would have limited the bill to only apply to truly strategic and critical minerals, according to the definition of the National Research Council. A vote against this amendment supported waiving environmental reviews for all minerals, including sand and gravel. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

176-253

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Amendment No. 2

Sponsor: Debbie Dingell (D)

Michigan's 12th District

This amendment would have ensured that a full environmental review was conducted for all proposed mining projects. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

181-248

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Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: Matt Cartwright (D)

Pennsylvania's 17th District

Would have eliminated the provisions in the bill that make it tougher for the public to challenge mining plans and permits in court. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed 

184-245

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Amendment No. 5

Sponsor: Alcee Hastings (D)

Florida's 20th District

Would have made sure that minerals we are domestically self-sufficient in could not be eligible for weaker environmental reviews. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

183-246

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Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Scott Peters (D)

California's 52nd District

The Democratic motion to recommit empowers the federal agencies responsible for issuing mining permits to assess the extent to which mining activities contribute to global climate change. A vote against the motion denies the existence of climate change and ties the hands of regulators in protecting our nation against increasingly harmful climate impacts. 

Support 

Up

This MTR is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

184-246

Roll Call Link

H.R. 538, Native American Energy Act (Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs; Energy and Mineral Resources) October 8, 2015

H.R. 538 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Don Young (R)

Alaska's At-large District

H.R. 538 would contravene existing environmental protections, curtail the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and keep legitimate claims from being brought by victims of environmental disasters on Tribal lands.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

23-12

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

254-173

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Ben Ray Lujan (D)

New Mexico's 3rd District

The Democratic motion to recommit ensures that nothing in H.R. 538 would infringe on the authority of the President to protect any sacred or ceremonial Native American tribal site. 

Support 

Up

This MTR is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

184-239

Roll Call Link

H.R. 974, Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act (Federal Lands; Water, Power and Oceans) October 8, 2015

H.R. 974

 

H.R. 974 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Cynthia Lummis (R)

Wyoming's At-large District

On its face the bill seems to have a reasonable objective of requiring the Interior Secretary to promulgate regulations that authorize paddling and other non-motorized boating in certain areas within Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. However, the bill dictates a predetermined management outcome that jeopardizes the authority of the National Park Service (NPS) to determine when and where it's appropriate for certain recreational activities to occur. The bill constricts NPS management ability and would require access for paddling, whether it's appropriate or not. 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

23-15

Roll Call Link

 

 

H.R. 3382, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act (Federal Lands; Water, Power and Oceans) October 8, 2015

 

H.R. 3382 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Tom McClintock (R)

California's 4th District

H.R. 3382 waives environmental review and public participation requirements for hazardous fuels reduction projects (forest thinning) and herbicide application in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Additionally, it authorizes a mere 10% of the projected federal commitment to the Lake Tahoe restoration efforts in the next 10 years. 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

21-16

Roll Call Link

 

 

H.R. 348, RAPID Act (Natural Resources Committee and Judiciary Committee) September 25, 2015

H.R. 348 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Tom Marino (R)

Pennsylvania's 10th District

H.R. 348 would force agencies to prioritize private interests over public health and safety. By amending the Administrative Procedure Act, the bill intends to override the National Environmental Policy Act review process, limit public input, and, consequently, undermine the quality and integrity of federal agency decisions. 

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

233-170

Roll Call Link

 

 

Amendment No. 2 

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District

The amendment would prevent further evaluation or adoption of a project alternative that does not adequately address risks associated with flooding, wildfire, and climate change. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

170-228

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Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

Arizona's 3rd District

Requires an evaluation of each alternative in an environmental impact statement or environmental assessment to identify potential effects on low-income communities and communities of color. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Passed

320-88

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Amendment No. 4

Sponsor: Ruben Gallego (D)

Arizona's 7th District

Would grant extensions to the bill's arbitrary deadlines for permitting decisions if requested by a state or local elected official or a local tribal official. This would ensure that state, local and tribal officials are given a voice in NEPA permitting decisions. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

179-230

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Amendment No. 5

Sponsor: Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

Texas's 18th District

Would remove from the bill provisions that automatically approve projects if a federal agency fails to approve or act on a permit, regardless of whether an adequate analysis of the project has been conducted. The amendment would also remove a related provision that limits judicial review.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

173-237

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Amendment No. 6

Sponsor: Debbie Dingell (D)

Michigan's 12th District

Would prevent a project from being automatically approved if the project would limit access to or opportunities for hunting or fishing, or impact threatened or endangered species.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

187-223

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Amendment No. 7

Sponsor: Scott Peters (D)

California's 52nd District

Would remove the section of the bill that prohibits federal agencies from considering the "social cost of carbon" in conducting environmental reviews or in environmental decision making. The amendment is critical in ensuring that federal agencies have the best tools available to account for the climate impacts of federal construction projects.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

179-229

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Amendment No. 8

Sponsor: Paul Gosar (R)

Arizona's 4th District

This amendment prohibits agencies from considering the impacts of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in NEPA reviews, ignoring the substantial economic, environmental and social consequences of climate change. 

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 
 

Passed

223-186

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Amendment No. 9

Sponsor: Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

Texas's 18th District

Exempts from the bill construction projects that could be potential targets for terrorist attacks, such as chemical facilities and other critical infrastructure. It ensures that H.R. 348's dangerous approach to the NEPA approval process does not increase the risks of a terrorist attack on critical infrastructure. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

176-232

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Amendment No. 10

Sponsor: Henry C. "Hank" Johnson (D)

Georgia's 4th District

Ensures that nothing in the bill will change or limit any law or regulation that allows for public comment or participation in an agency decision making process. It would curtail the harmful cumulative effects of the bill which would be to limit the right of the public to comment on construction projects that may have an environmental impact.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

176-232

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Ann McLane Kuster (D)

New Hampshire's 2nd District

Would ensure that nothing in the bill applies in cases that 1) affect safe drinking water or air quality of local communities located near the project; 2) infringe on the private property rights of American citizens; and 3) affect the health, safety, and sovereignty of Native American tribes. The motion would also require any construction project that is a result of H.R. 348 to utilize equipment and materials manufactured in the U.S., as well as prioritize the hiring of unemployed workers, including veterans.  

Support 

Up

This MTR is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

175-229

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 H.R. 2898, Western Water and American Food Security Act (Water, Power, and Oceans), July 16, 2015 

H.R. 2898 - Bill Text

Sponsor: David G. Valadao (R)

California's 21st District

H.R. 2898 would preempt state law, jeopardize fishing industry jobs, weaken bedrock environmental laws and create no new water.  H.R. 2898 simply picks winners (big agricultural users) and losers (everyone else) in the California drought, rather than taking constructive steps to grow the water supply and facilitate water conservation and recycling. The bill is an unpopular and unworkable partisan political ploy.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

23-12

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

245-176

Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 3

Sponsor: John Garamendi (D)

California's 3rd District

Would direct federal officials to collaborate with the California Department of Water Resources to install a fish screen at the Delta Cross Channel Gates to protect migrating fish.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

182-236

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Amendment No. 7

Sponsor: Doug LaMalfa (R)

California's 1st District

Would give some stakeholders (primarily agricultural contractors) more leverage and influence during the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation process in determining appropriate species protections.  Amendment would allow private interests to improperly influence what should be an impartial, science-based decision-making process.

Oppose

This amendment is BAD for the environment

 

 

Passed

246-172

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Amendment No. 8

Sponsor: Raúl Grijalva (D)

Arizona's 3rd District

Would increases the water supply by funding water recycling projects from receipts generated by the prepayment of water contracts. 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

179-242

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Ami Bera (D)

California's 7th District

Would ensure that there is an adequate supply of water for: (1) residential drinking that is not tainted with arsenic, salt nitrates from fertilizers, industrial chemicals or harmful algae; (2) fighting wildfires; and (3) honoring Tribal water rights.

Support 

Up

This MTR is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

183-239

Roll Call Link

H.R. 2647, Resilient Federal Forests Act (Federal Lands; Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs), July 9, 2015 

H.R. 2647 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Bruce Eugene Westerman (R)

Arkansas's 4th District

Would undermine core provisions of the National Environmental Protection Act intended to ensure conservation of the forests; expand the use of categorical exclusions (CEs) to allow clear cutting of up to 8 square miles in certain forests without any sort of environmental assessment or review; limit or prohibit restraining orders and various injunctions on some activities; and it would all but eliminate the ability of citizens to protest resource management decisions by land management agencies through the courts by requiring a bond for legal action filed on certain forest management activities. This is in direct opposition to nearly 300 years of jurisprudence.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

22-15

Roll Call Link

 

Passed

262-167

Roll Call Link

 

Part C Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Jared Polis (D)

Colorado's 2nd District

Would strike the prohibition of restraining orders and types of injunctions on some forest activities and strike the imposition of a bond requirement on legal challenges.    

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

   

Failed

181-247

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H.R. 1992, American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act (Energy and Mineral Resources), June 11, 2015 

H.R. 1992 - Bill Text

Sponsor: Paul Cook (R)

California's 8th District

Sets at 2%, for a five-year period, the royalty rate on the quantity or gross value of the output of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment to market from federal land.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

Passed

22-12

Roll Call Link

 

 

Amendment 001

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District

Would have stopped the giveaway after 2 years unless there was a positive determination that the giveaway improved soda ash production and employment.

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

12-18

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Amendment 002

Sponsor:Norma Torres (D)

California's 35th District

 

Would have ensured that schools did not receive less money as a result of the bill.
 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

Failed

14-20

Roll Call Link

 

H.R. 1335, Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (Water, Power and Oceans), June 1, 2015

H.R.1335 -Bill Text

Sponsor: Don Young (R)

Alaska's At-large District 

Would reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the law governing fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This Republican re-write rolls back elements of the law critical to making fisheries and the fishing industry in the United States economically and environmentally sustainable.

Oppose

This bill is BAD for the environment

 

Passed

21-14 

Roll Call Link

Passed

225-152

 Roll Call Link

Amendment No. 1

Sponsor: Debbie Dingell (D)

Michigan's 12th District 

Eliminates language that would short-circuit public review and participation under the National Environmental Policy Act.  

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

155-223

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Amendment No. 4

Sponsor: Alan Lowenthal (D)

California's 47th District 


Allows the National Ocean Council, operating under Executive Order 13547, to develop a process for decommissioning oil and gas rigs that eliminates harm to the red snapper stock and improves habitat. 
 

Support 

Up

This amendment is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

149-227

Roll Call Link

Motion to Recommit (MTR)

Sponsor: Scott Peters (D)

California's 52nd District 

The Democratic recommit amendment protects our fisheries and forces polluters to pay for cleanup of a toxic spill or oil spill that harms fisheries, fishing jobs, and local fishing communities.

Support 

Up

This MTR is GOOD for the environment

 

Failed

155-223

Roll Call Link