Where Is Your Lawmaker On The Environment? VIEW: Congressional Conservation Report Card
Where is Your Lawmaker on the Environment? VIEW: Congressional Conservation Report Card
(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Thirty-three senators, all of them Republican, voted against conservation 100 percent of the time, according to the 2016 Congressional Report Card, released by Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) on March 23, 2017.
The report card reviewed 13 Senate votes and 20 votes in the House of Representatives during the 114th Congress last year. These votes included legislation related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), funding for the environment, climate change and protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and other species.
“In the last session of Congress there was a noticeable increase of votes trying to weaken and undermine the …