2020 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of James P. Danly to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates and oversees energy industries in the United States. Not only is Danly underqualified for the position, his nomination also set a dangerous precedent by politicizing the traditionally independent and objective agency. Typically, FERC commissioners are advanced in pairs, but by confirming Danly without a Democratic counterpart, this vote threw out decades of precedent, creating legal uncertainty around FERC decisions and jeopardizing the agency’s ability to work on behalf of what is best for consumers, the climate, and our environment. On March 12, the Senate confirmed Danly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by a vote of 52-40 (Senate roll call vote 72). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.