Dirty Budget Votes for Fiscal Year 2019

FY 2019 House Interior-Environment Minibus

This spending bill included numerous harmful policy riders, including a repeal of the Clean Water Rule. It also would have slashed EPA’s budget, cutting funding for vital programs.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.R. 6147 passed the House  on July 19, 2018 with a 217-199 vote.

Amendments to H.R. 6147

Prior to passing H.R. 3354, the House voted on a number of amendments.

Undermining Chesapeake Bay Protections – Amendment #50

This amendment would have prohibited EPA from implementing “backstop” actions against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

The amendment passed the House on July 18, 2018 with a 213-202 vote.

Making Seafood and Fishing Less Safe – Amendment #46

The amendment would have prohibited the implementation of safeguards that protect communities from contaminated seafood that could contain PCB’s, mercury and other toxics.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

The amendment passed the House on July 18, 2018 with a 217-185 vote.

Ignoring Social Cost of Carbon – Amendment #44

The amendment would have prevented the federal agencies from considering the costs of climate change in decisions.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

The amendment passed the House on July 18, 2018 with a vote of 215-199.

Blocking Oil and Gas Methane Rules- Amendment #43

This amendment would have prevented EPA from implementing regulations that reduce methane emissions from new or modified oil and gas wells and other infrastructure.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

The amendment passed the House on July 18, 2018 with a vote of 215-194.

House Energy and Water Minibus

This was another terrible spending bill from the House. It included the Dirty Water Rider to repeal the Clean Water Rule, as well as numerous other anti-environmental riders and inadequate spending on clean energy programs.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.R 5895 passed the House with a 235-179 vote on June 8, 2018.