2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Kristen Clarke to serve as assistant attorney general for civil rights. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Civil Rights Division (CRD, which the assistant attorney general leads, holds primary responsibility for enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and other laws protecting our most fundamental rights. Clarke served as president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights organizations; led the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office; and defended the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. On May 25, the Senate confirmed Clarke to serve as assistant attorney general for Civil Rights by a vote of 51-48 (Senate roll call vote 203). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.