2019 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler for 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, and actions to undermine public health and environmental safeguards as deputy administrator of the EPA made him an entirely inappropriate choice for leading the agency. On February 28, the Senate confirmed Wheeler to be administrator of the EPA by a vote of 52-47 (Senate roll call vote 33). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.