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To see how your congressional representatives have voted on national parks legislation, use the search below. The search results will include both House and Senate members even though NPCA only scored votes taken in the House during the 112th Congress. There were insufficient national park-related votes in the Senate to compile a scorecard.

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09/23/2010
On September 23, 2010 the House voted on a motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 5110, sponsored by former Rep. Kirkpatrick (D-AZ). The bill failed the two-thirds threshold needed for passage by a vote of 244 yeas-174 nays. The bill would have added important resources to our nation's first archaeological reserve (designated in 1892) to increase knowledge of the native culture living there in the 13th and 14th centuries. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Failed
07/30/2010
On July 30, 2010 the House passed H.R. 3534 by a vote of 209 yeas-193 nays. Title V of the CLEAR Act would have restored the decades-old promise to protect national parks and other lands and waters through the Land and Water Conservation Fund with receipts from offshore oil and gas drilling. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
07/13/2010
On July 13, 2010 the House passed H.R. 4438, sponsored by former Rep. Rodriguez (D-TX) by a vote of 264 yeas-114 nays. The legislation to expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park by over 150 acres would add farm fields and other lands integral to the history of the missions. Most of the expansion lands were to be managed through cooperative agreements and ownership was to remain with existing agencies and institutions. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
03/20/2010
On March 20, 2010 Rep. Lummis (R-WY) moved to recommit H.R. 1612 and the motion to recommit was agreed to by a vote of 387 yeas-21 nays. H.R. 1612 in its original form was a cost-effective way to reinvest in national parks and public lands and provide jobs and training that would have prepared a new generation of leaders for careers in a variety of fields. The motion to recommit would have effectively reduced the funds devoted to service projects in parks. This bill-killing motion drew support because it was combined with a requirement for sex offender background checks. A NO VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Oppose
Passed
03/19/2010
(to include Gettysburg Train Station) On March 19, 2010 the House passed H.R. 4395, sponsored by Rep. Platts (R-PA) by a vote of 372 yeas-31 nays. The bill would have added historically significant properties to the Park, including the Lincoln Train Station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived before delivering the Gettysburg Address. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
01/27/2010
On January 27, 2010 the House passed H.R. 3726, sponsored by Rep. Christensen (D-VI) by a vote of 240 yeas-175 nays. The bill would preserve the historic Castle Nugent estate, an 18th century Danish cotton plantation on the island of St. Croix, and interpret the impact of the Caribbean slave trade. It would also protect valuable natural resources including coral reefs. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
10/29/2009
On October 29, 2009 the House approved the conference report to the Interior Appropriations Bill by a vote of 247 yeas-178 nays and the bill was signed into law by President Obama on October 30, 2009. The bill increased critical funding for the annual operating needs of the National Park Service by $130 million and made vital investments in the Land and Water Conservation Fund. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
07/27/2009
On July 27, 2009 the House passed H.R. 1376, sponsored by former Rep. Edwards (D-TX) by a vote of 308 yeas-74 nays. The bill would establish the Waco Mammoth Site which contains the largest known concentration of Columbian mammoths that died in a single event 68,000 years ago. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
07/15/2009
On July 15, 2009 the House passed H.R. 1044, sponsored by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) by a vote of 415 yeas-3 nays and the bill was signed into law by President Obama on October 28, 2009. This memorial commemorates the 320 lives lost on July 17, 1944 when munitions ships being loaded by African American labor battalions blew up. The subsequent labor stoppage, court martial, and trial led to the desegregation of the military. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed
06/26/2009
On June 26, 2009 the House passed H.R. 2454, sponsored by Rep. Waxman (D-CA) by a vote of 219 yeas-212 nays. This bill would have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and safeguarded our vital natural resources from climate change impacts already underway. America's national parks are showing signs of climate change. Glaciers are disappearing faster than scientists predicted only a few years ago; native trees and animals are losing ground because changing temperatures and weather patterns are making the availability of food, water, and shelter less certain. A YES VOTE IS THE CORRECT VOTE.
Support
Passed

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