2016 Scorecard Vote
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) sponsored S. 3110, the American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016, which would expand revenue sharing from offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf, which creates incentives for additional offshore drilling that damages our climate and coastal communities, businesses, and ecosystems. Offshore drilling inevitably leads to oil spills, which puts at risk coastal communities’ robust tourism and commercial and recreational fishing industries, as well as critically important wildlife, while impeding America’s transition to clean energy. Revenue sharing also siphons revenues away from the Treasury and directs them to a handful of states at a time when we are struggling to address our nation’s fiscal challenges. On November 17, the Senate rejected a motion to end debate and proceed to S. 3110 by a vote of 51-47 (60 votes were needed to end debate; Senate roll call vote 153). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.