2017 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state. The secretary of state is tasked with carrying out the president’s foreign policy agenda and plays a key role in shaping international climate policy. Tillerson previously served as CEO of ExxonMobil, where he opposed policies to take action on climate change and supported efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic. Tillerson’s deep ties to ExxonMobil brought unprecedented conflicts of interest and concerns over corporate influence to our government. On February 1, the Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state by a vote of 56-43 (Senate roll call vote 36). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.