2018 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). An independent agency that oversees transactions in the U.S. wholesale power market, FERC has historically been a nonpartisan entity committed to ensuring just and reasonable rates. However, in his previous role at the Department of Energy, Bernard McNamee took steps to bailout the coal industry and weaken renewable energy’s growing foothold in the U.S. power sector. As an outspoken climate doubter and renewable energy critic, it is clear Bernard McNamee is unable to be a nonpartisan, unbiased FERC Commissioner. On December 6, the Senate confirmed Bernard McNamee to FERC by a vote of 50-49 (Senate roll call vote 254).NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.