2014 Scorecard Vote
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) sponsored S.J. Res. 19, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. This resolution would be a historic step toward reducing the influence of big corporations and other special interest polluters in our elections and restoring the voice of the American people. While amendments to the Constitution are of serious consequence and should not be taken lightly, the dramatic increase of money in politics since the disastrous Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision has allowed special interests to spend unlimited amounts of money to protect their ability to pollute our air and water. On September 11, the Senate rejected the motion to end debate and proceed to S.J. Res. 19 by a vote of 54-42. (60 votes were needed to invoke cloture; Senate roll call vote 261). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.