2013 Scorecard Vote
Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which was intended to force a vote on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) alternative House budget resolution. The Ryan budget would make drastic cuts that would jeopardize the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency, Interior Department, Energy Department and other agencies to fulfill their mission to protect our health, safeguard our natural resources, and grow clean energy. While slashing investments that protect our air, water, and open spaces, the Ryan budget would continue billions of dollars in subsidies to the oil industry and lower Big Oil’s tax bill even further by reducing corporate income tax rates. It would also support construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would transfer the world’s dirtiest and most carbon-polluting oil through the American heartland to be exported at an international shipping port on the Gulf Coast. On March 21, the Senate rejected the Ryan budget by a vote of 40-59 (Senate roll call vote 46). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.