2018 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler for deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment, but Wheeler has dedicated his career to weakening environmental protections—he served as a lobbyist for numerous fossil fuel clients, including one of our country’s biggest polluters, Murray Energy. Wheeler’s inherent conflicts of interest, which stem from his long history of ties to the fossil fuel industry, make him an entirely inappropriate choice for the second highest leadership role at the agency. On April 12, the Senate confirmed Wheeler to be deputy administrator of the EPA by a vote of 53-45 (Senate roll call vote 71). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.