Get the score on national parks votes in 112th Congress

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) will recognize 157 representatives for their parks-friendly voting record in the last Congress on July 17, 2013.

The nonpartisan NPCA keeps score on congressional votes on key national park issues so that voters can find out whether their representatives support these issues.

Although there weren't enough votes that came to the floor of the Senate during the 112th Congress, members of the House of Representatives voted on seven park-related bills:

  • Vote to amend H.R. 1: FY11 Continuing Resolution
  • H.R. 1022: Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act
  • S. 1134: St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act
  • Vote to amend H.R. 4089: The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act
  • Vote to amend H.R. 4089: The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act
  • H.R. 2578: The Conservation and Economic Growth Act. On
  • H.R. 5987: Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act

Legislators who voted four out of these seven times as the NPCA had advocated for them to will be given a Friend of the National Parks Award.

See the graphic below for more information on the 112th Congress' votes on National Parks legislation: