2013 Scorecard Vote
After holding up her confirmation vote for over 100 days and Senate Republicans flooding her with over 1,000 questions, the Senate considered President Barack Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McCarthy is extremely well qualified to lead the EPA, and has been widely praised as a proven problem solver who has worked with members of both political parties, industry leaders, and environmental advocates to develop a balanced, sensible approach to protecting public health and the environment. She has worked for both Republicans and Democrats, serving under five Republican governors, including Governor Mitt Romney as his energy and climate adviser in Massachusetts. Since 2009, McCarthy has led the Clean Air division of the EPA, where she has made extraordinary progress protecting our air quality. On July 18, the Senate approved McCarthy’s nomination by a vote of 59-40 (Senate roll call vote 180). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.