2017 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump's nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as attorney general of the United States. The attorney general is responsible for defending and enforcing laws that ensure justice, safety, health and wellness for all people in this country. Sessions has publicly denied the overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity, and he has repeatedly questioned the need for safeguards from the Environmental Protection Agency, earning a 6 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. In 1986, the Senate rejected Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship over concerns about prejudice and overt racism, and he has supported strict voter ID laws that restrict access to the ballot. Sessions’ record made it clear that he would not be an arbiter of justice and truth for all people and would not defend the laws that protect people’s health. On February 8, the Senate confirmed Sessions to be attorney general by a vote of 52-47 (Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.