Rep. Zinke's Vote Record Against Endangered Species.

Since elected, Rep. Zinke has voted against species protections every single time.

*This page was last updated on January 30, 2017.

Bill Vote Date Bill Name Description Support/Oppose? Rep. Zinke Vote
H.R. 3  January 9, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle. Oppose Y
S. 1 February 11, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act Allows Keystone pipeline to be constructed regardless of amount of harm or deaths of American burying beetle. Oppose Y
H.R. 2028 (H.Amdt. 208)- McClintock Amdt.  May 1, 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act FY 2016 Forbids funding from being used to purchase water to supplement or enhance instream flow requirements in California mandated by the ESA  Oppose Y
H.R. 1735 (H.Amdt. 230)- Lucas Amdt. 38 May 15, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 Prohibits the lesser prairie-chicken from being protected under the ESA until at least 2021; Permanently removes ESA protection for the American burying beetle nationwide Oppose Y
H.R. 1335  June 1, 2015 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act   Overrides the ESA by providing that any restriction on fishing restrictions under the ESA must be implemented under this act  Oppose Y
H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 582)- Tsongas Amdt.  July 8, 2015 Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016 Tsongas amdt to strike harmful provisions against the ESA including sage grouse and gray wolf provisions Support N
H.R. 2822 (H.Amdt. 584)- Grijalva Amdt. July 8, 2015 Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2016 Grijalva amdt to remove provisions from the bill that prohibit administrative rulemaking on the domestic sale or import of ivory imported into the US Suppport N
H.R. 2898 July 16, 2015 Western Water and American Food Security Act Permanently overides ESA protections for species in the Bay Delta region to pump the maximum amt of water out of the San Joaquin river  Oppose Y
H.R. 2898 (H.Amdt.670)-LaMalfa Amdt. 7 July 16, 2015 Western Water and American Food Security Act Would give some stakeholders (primarily agricultural contractors) more leverage and influence during the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation process in determining appropriate species protections.  Amendment would allow private interests to improperly influence what should be an impartial, science-based decision-making process. Oppose Y
H.R. 348 (H.Amdt. 703)- Dingell Amdt. 6 September 25, 2015 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2015 (RAPID Act) Would prevent a project from being automatically approved if the project would limit access to or opportunities for hunting or fishing, or impact threatened or endangered species. Support N
H.R. 2406 February 26, 2016 Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement- ("SHARE Act") H.R. 2406 is a giveaway to the gun lobby poorly disguised as a sportsmen's package. This bill undermines bedrock conservation laws like NEPA, ESA, and the Wilderness Act. It also blocks regulations designed to stop the poaching and trafficking of African elephants. Oppose Y
H.R. 2406 (Sec. 2001)- Ribble Amdt. 14 February 26, 2016 Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement- ("SHARE Act") Removes protections from gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes states and Wyoming; prevents judicial review Oppose Y
H.R. 2406 (H.Amdt. 948)- Jackson Lee Amdt. 3 February 26, 2016 Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement- ("SHARE Act") This amendment would have maintained the ban on importing Canadian polar bears killed after the species was listed under the Endangered Species Act. Support N
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 1332)- Lamborn Amdt. 53 July 13, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Prohibits the Interior Department from using funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or speciesthat has not undergone a 5 year review. Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 1343)- Lamborn Amdt. 54 July 13, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Legislatively delists the Prebles Jumping mouse from the ESA Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt.1338)- Newhouse Amdt. 59 July 13, 2016 Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017 Permanently delists all Gray wolves throughout the lower 48 states Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 1344)- Gosar Amdt. 64 July 13, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017 Legislatively delists the Mexican gray wolf from the ESA Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 1353)- Smith Amdt. 73 July 13, 2016 Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017 Prohibits federal agencies from using funds in appropriations bill to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, or the Endangered Species Act. Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 (H.Amdt. 1361)- Beyer Amdt. 81 July 13, 2016 Dept. of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017 Prohibits federal agencies from using funds provided in the bill to block science-based protections for imperiled wildlife that have or may need Endangered Species Act protections. Support N
H.R. 1735 July 13, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 NDAA contained amdts that sought to delist a plethora of endangered species such as LPC, ABB, Sage grouse, Ca otter Oppose Y
H.R. 5538 July 14, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act The 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill would place the health and safety of the American people at risk by slashing critical funding for drinking water and sanitary sewer infrastructure, climate change, and environmental enforcement. Ideological policy riders continue the assault on our environment by undermining the Administration's ability to keep our land, water, and air clean and protect threatened species.  Oppose Y