2021 Scorecard Vote
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 5, the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution, which would keep the Keystone XL pipeline alive at the bequest of oil and gas CEOs. The Keystone XL pipeline would threaten numerous waterways, drinking water sources, and Indigenous lands across the Great Plains, and undercut the credibility and influence of the United States when urging other countries to take ambitious climate action, ultimately undermining U.S. climate leadership. The United States must exercise vigorous climate leadership to achieve a significant increase in global climate action and put the world on a sustainable climate pathway. On February 5, the Senate approved the Daines amendment by a vote of 52-48 (Senate roll call vote 32). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Daines amendment was not included in the final S. Con. Res. 5, which was approved by the House on February 5.