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2013 Scorecard Vote

Pricing Carbon Pollution
Senate Roll Call Vote 59
Issue: Climate Change

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which would prevent Congress from enacting legislation that would place a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. This amendment would limit Congress’s ability to address climate change, which poses a severe threat to our economy, health, and environment, and would rule out a promising source of revenue for the government. On March 22, the Senate rejected—by a vote of 53-46—a procedural motion that would allow a vote on the Blunt amendment (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

No
is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 53  
Votes Against: 46  
Not Voting: 1  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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