2021 Recent Vote
Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 14 (S.J.Res.14), the Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to roll back the 2016 methane standards for new and modified sources in the oil and gas industry. Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is the largest source of industrial methane pollution, causing almost 25 percent of the climate change we currently experience. S.J.Res.14 eliminates this dangerous rule and allows the EPA to move quickly on stronger safeguards against methane pollution that will slow climate change and mitigate hazardous air pollutants that affect our communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color living on the frontlines of oil and gas drilling. On April 28, the Senate approved S.J.Res.14 by a vote of 52-42 (Senate roll call vote 175). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.