2019 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Eugene Scalia to serve as the secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). This position is critical to protecting labor rights and the safety of our workers as we transition to a clean energy economy, but Scalia’s confirmation puts workers and our communities at risk. He has a long history of working on behalf of corporate interests who have fought health and safety standards, including representing Big Oil’s fight against refinery safety regulations following catastrophic refinery fires across the nation. Efforts to transition to a clean energy economy require strong labor protections to keep workers safe, ensure greater equity and establish family-sustaining jobs. Scalia’s record starkly contrasts with these goals as well as the very mission of the Department of Labor. On September 26, the Senate confirmed Scalia to be secretary of the Department of Labor by a vote of 53-44 (Senate roll call vote 313). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.