As their very first move as a new Majority in the Senate, Republican leaders took up S.1, a bill to circumvent the normal review process and force approval of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, making their top priority clear: doing the work of their polluter allies.
This is precisely why, for only the second time in LCV history, we are issuing a Special Edition Scorecard for a single piece of legislation. This Special Edition Scorecard includes votes on 18 of the most critical amendments and double-scores final passage of the bill, reflecting the importance of a senator’s stance on the underlying Keystone XL legislation. These votes presented senators with a clear choice: stand with polluters and double down on dirty energy at the expense of our environment, our health, and our climate, or promote a clean energy future. See for yourself how the senators voted.
Looking ahead, we will continue to stand with President Obama and encourage him to veto the Keystone XL legislation. If you haven’t already, add your name to our petition thanking President Obama for his leadership on this issue and urging him to veto Congress’s bill.