2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to serve as attorney general. As the nation’s top law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice is responsible for safeguarding our civil and constitutional rights, including our right to live free from toxic air and polluted waters. Garland presided over several critical environmental cases as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by former President Obama in 2016. His even-handed and science-based approach will restore independence and integrity to the department, rebuild public trust in the rule of law, prioritize the robust enforcement of our environmental and civil rights laws, protect the fundamental right to vote, fight for environmental justice and seek the fair application of justice. On March 10, the Senate confirmed Garland to be attorney general by a vote of 70-30 (Senate roll call vote 114). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.