2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which expresses the sense of Congress that climate change is real and that man-made pollution is a significant contributor to climate change. 2014 and 2015 were the two hottest years on record, and this amendment references the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other scientific institutions. On January 21, the Senate rejected the Schatz amendment by a vote of 50-49 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 12). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL VOTE.