Farm Bill Votes

Dirty Water Rider

The House voted to attach a rider to the Farm Bill (May 2018 House version) that would have repealed the Clean Water Rule. This Dirty Water Rider would have removed federal protections for small streams and wetlands, endangering the drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

The pro-environment vote was NO.

Amendment 633 (Banks) passed the House on May 18, 2018 with a 238-173 vote.

Farm Bill

The House Farm Bill (June 2018 version) would have repealed the Clean Water Rule, removed protections from pesticide spraying in waters, slashed conservation funding, weakened protections for endangered species, and many other rollbacks. It would have also forced thousands of people off of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) benefits.

The pro-environment vote was NO.

H.R. 2 passed in the House on June 21, 2018 with a vote of 213-211.