2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Gina M. Raimondo to serve as secretary of commerce. The secretary of commerce oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is well positioned to strengthen the agency’s mission, reestablish a culture of scientific integrity, and lead on ocean conservation. As the first female governor of Rhode Island, Raimondo committed Rhode Island to 100% renewable energy by 2030, and oversaw the development of the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Raimondo’s firsthand experience transitioning to a clean energy economy that creates good paying jobs at every skill level is a valuable asset to the Department of Commerce. On March 2, the Senate confirmed Raimondo to be secretary of commerce by a vote of 84-15 (Senate roll call vote 70). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.