2017 Recent Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Mick Mulvaney to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB is tasked with administering the President’s budget and overseeing the performance of federal agencies. Therefore the OMB has influence over environmental and public health safeguards and funding levels for environmental priorities. Mulvaney denies the scientific consensus on climate change and repeatedly voted against environmental safeguards as a Congressman, earning a 7% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Mulvaney has also rejected the scientific consensus on other issues such as the link between the Zika virus and birth defects and has questioned the need for government funded scientific research. On February 16, the Senate confirmed Mick Mulvaney to be OMB Director by a vote of 51-49 (Senate roll call vote 68). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.