2021 Scorecard Vote
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sponsored S. Con. Res. 14, the FY2022 budget resolution. Passage of the budget resolution set in motion the legislative procedure needed to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take action to tackle the climate crisis in a way that addresses racial and economic inequality and creates millions of good jobs. The Build Back Better investments would set the U.S. on a path to cutting carbon pollution by at least half by 2030 and 100% carbon-free energy powering our electricity grid, new cars, buses, and buildings by 2035, while delivering at least 40% of benefits to communities of color and low-income communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution. On August 11, the Senate approved S. Con. Res. 14 by a vote of 50-49 (Senate roll call vote 357). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The resolution was considered adopted in the House as part of H. Res. 601 on August 24.