2017 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices on the Supreme Court have an immense responsibility to protect the rights of the people in this country and to interpret the constitution without personal ideological influence. In the coming decade, the Supreme Court will tackle critical issues relating to voting rights and the environment, both of which will have lasting impacts for generations to come. Gorsuch’s record reflects support for corporations at the expense of the public interest. His stance on the “Chevron doctrine” and demonstrated hostility towards the regulatory power of federal agencies could undermine the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies to enforce safeguards against polluters. On April 7, the Senate approved Gorsuch’s confirmation by a vote of 54-45 (Senate roll call vote 111). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.