2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would undermine the Department of Energy's role in approving applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Cruz amendment interferes with the department's ability to consider LNG exports’ wide range of potential impacts, including negative impacts on American consumers, health, and the environment. On January 28, the Senate rejected the Cruz amendment by a vote of 53-45 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 34). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.