Politics

How Your Senator Voted on President Trump's EPA Pick

February 17th 2017

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday, his nomination approved by approved with a 52-46 vote.

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Here's what you need to know about the next head of the EPA:

  • Pruitt is a vocal climate skeptic who has questioned whether human activity is causing global warming.
  • As Oklahoma's attorney general, Pruitt repeatedly sued the EPA over "politically motivated" environmental regulations.
  • Oil and gas companies contributed more than $215,000 to Pruitt's 2010 and 2014 campaigns, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
  • Pruitt will now be responsible for shaping the federal government's environmental agenda.

Here's how your senator voted on Pruitt's confirmation.

Voted “yes”:

  • Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
  • Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
  • Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
  • Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
  • Luther Strange (R-Ala.)
  • Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
  • Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
  • Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.)
  • Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
  • Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.)
  • Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
  • Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)
  • Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
  • Todd Young (R-Ind.)
  • Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
  • John Thune (R-S.D.)
  • Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
  • Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.)
  • Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
  • Michael Rounds (R-S.D.)
  • Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
  • Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
  • Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
  • David Perdue (R-Ga.)
  • Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
  • Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
  • Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  • Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  • James Lankford (R-Okla.)
  • John Kennedy (R-La.)
  • James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.)
  • John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
  • Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
  • Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
  • Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
  • Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
  • Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho)
  • Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
  • Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
  • Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
  • Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.)
  • John Boozman (R-Ark.)
  • John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
  • Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

Voted “no”:

  • Susan Collins (R-Me.)
  • Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
  • Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
  • Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
  • Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
  • Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
  • Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
  • Mark Warner (D-Va.)
  • Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
  • Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
  • Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
  • Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
  • Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
  • Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
  • Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
  • Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
  • Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.)
  • Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
  • Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
  • Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
  • Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)
  • Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
  • Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)
  • Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
  • Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)
  • Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
  • Al Franken (D-Minn.)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
  • Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)
  • Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
  • Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
  • Chris Coons (D-Del.)
  • Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)
  • Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.)
  • Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
  • Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
  • Tammy Baldwin (I-Wis.)
  • Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  • Angus King (I-Me.)