2017 Recent Vote
The Senate considered President Trump's nomination of Scott Pruitt to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment – our air, water, and land. In his role as the Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt sued the EPA 14 times to block efforts to cut carbon pollution and weaken safeguards for our air and water. Pruitt has repeatedly denied the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by human activity, and he has extremely close ties to fossil fuel interests, which have donated more than $340,000 in campaign contributions to him during his political career. During his confirmation process, Pruitt refused repeated requests to turn over email correspondence between his Oklahoma Attorney General’s office and oil and gas companies. Pruitt fails the basic test of basing decisions on sound science and upholding our nation’s bedrock environmental and public health laws. On February 17, the Senate approved Pruitt's nomination by a vote of 52-46 (Senate roll call vote 71). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.