The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will consider including votes in our 2017 How They Voted scorecard related to H.J. Res. 38 and H.J. Res. 41, which would undo two onerous and unnecessary Obama-era rules on streams and resource extraction.
H.J. Res. 38, Stream Protection: The Chamber supports the resolution to repeal the Department of Interior’s stream protection rule that was a crucial component of the Obama administration’s war on coal. This rule exceeds the Department’s authority, will cause significant economic harm and job losses, and interferes with longstanding and successful state efforts to protect water quality.