Himes Earns High Marks for Pro-Environment Record
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) 2014 National Environmental Scorecard. Himes earned a grade of 94 percent for his work in the House last year, and a 95 percent rating since taking office. Click here for the scorecard.
“We have a moral obligation to protect our planet for our children and future generations,” said Himes. “I’m proud to stand on the side of keeping our water clean to drink and our air safe to breathe. I will continue working to combat the ravages of climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency investments, and preserve our treasured natural resources in Connecticut and across the country.”
Members of Congress were graded based on 35 votes on issues ranging from renewable energy investments to clean drinking water protection. According to the LCV, the 2014 House session was characterized by the Republican majority's “breathtaking attacks on our air, water, lands and wildlife” at time when “the impacts of climate change broke records.” Throughout the 113th Congress, Himes voted to uphold the Clean Air Act, protect national forests and public lands, and maintain funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy.