2015 Scorecard Vote
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would delist the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Moran amendment subverts the science-based process the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses to determine the population viability of various species and removes protections deemed necessary for the prairie chicken’s survival. On January 28, the Senate rejected the Moran amendment by a vote of 54-44 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 35). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.