2012 Scorecard Vote
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) offered an amendment to S. 1813, the Senate transportation bill titled the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which would lead to the construction of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline-a project to transport the world's dirtiest and most carbon-polluting oil 2,000 miles from the boreal forests of Canada across America's heartland to an international shipping port on the Gulf Coast in order to export it. The amendment irresponsibly asserted that no additional safety or environmental analysis of the pipeline was necessary to ensure the protection of Americans' land, air, water, and health, despite Obama administration findings to the contrary, and the fact that no route for the pipeline existed. On March 8, the Senate rejected the Hoeven amendment by a vote of 56-42 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 34). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.