2017 Recent Vote
The Senate considered President Trump's nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions 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 Americans. Senator Sessions publicly denies 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, calling them unwarranted. Senator Sessions was rejected by the Senate for a federal judgeship in 1986 over concerns about prejudice and overt racism. Senator Sessions supports strict voter ID laws that restrict access to the ballot. Senator Sessions’ record makes it clear that he will not be an arbiter of justice and truth for all Americans and will not defend the laws that protect the health of Americans. On February 8, the Senate approved Sessions' nomination by a vote of 52-47 (Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.