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HR 897 - Zika Vector Control Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Zika Vector Control Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain environmental regulations on the use of pesticides in waterways.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state from requiring a permit to discharge a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters (Secs. 2 & 3).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill will cease to be effective on September 30, 2018 (Secs. 2 & 3).

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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