How Senators Voted on Whether Climate Change Is Real and ‘Human Activity Significantly Contributes’

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The Sen­ate voted to re­ject an amend­ment on Wed­nes­day, sponsored by Demo­crat­ic Sen­at­or Bri­an Schatz of Hawaii, say­ing that “cli­mate change is real and hu­man activ­ity sig­ni­fic­antly con­trib­utes to cli­mate change.”

50 sen­at­ors voted in fa­vor of the amend­ment, in­clud­ing five Re­pub­lic­ans: Sens. Lamar Al­ex­an­der of Ten­ness­ee, Kelly Ayotte of New Hamp­shire, Susan Collins of Maine, Lind­sey Gra­ham of South Car­o­lina and Mark Kirk of Illinois

49 sen­at­ors voted to re­ject the amend­ment, which failed when it fell one vote shy of the 60 votes needed to pass.

Here is is a full tally of those votes:


Lamar Al­ex­an­der, R-Tenn.

Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.

Tammy Bald­win, D-Wis.

Mi­chael Ben­net, D-Colo.

Richard Blu­menth­al, D-Conn.

Cory Book­er, D-N.J.

Bar­bara Box­er, D-Cal­if.

Sher­rod Brown, D-Ohio

Maria Can­t­well, D-Wash.

Ben Cardin, D-Md.

Thomas Carp­er, D-Del.

Robert Ca­sey, D-Pa.

Susan Collins, R-Maine

Chris Coons, D-Del.

Joe Don­nelly, D-Ind.

Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Di­anne Fein­stein, D-Cal­if.

Al Franken, D-Minn.

Kirsten Gil­librand, D-N.Y.

Lind­sey Gra­ham, R-S.C.

Mar­tin Hein­rich, D-N.M.

Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii

Tim Kaine, D-Va.

An­gus King, I-Maine

Mark Kirk, R-Ill.

Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Ed­ward Mar­key, D-Mass.

Claire Mc­Caskill, D-Mo.

Robert Men­en­dez, D-N.J.

Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Bar­bara Mikul­ski, D-Md.

Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Patty Mur­ray, D-Wash.

Bill Nel­son, D-Fla.

Gary Peters, D-Mich.

Jack Reed, D-R.I.

Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Bri­an Schatz, D-Hawaii

Chuck Schu­mer, D-N.Y.

Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

Jon Test­er, D-Mont.

Tom Ud­all, D-N.M.

Mark Warner, D-Va.

Eliza­beth War­ren, D-Mass.

Shel­don White­house, D-R.I.

Ron Wyden, D-Ore.


John Bar­rasso, R-Wyo.

Roy Blunt, R-Mo.

John Booz­man, R-Ark.

Richard Burr, R-N.C.

Shel­ley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Bill Cas­sidy, R-La.

Dan Coats, R-Ind.

Thad Co­chran, R-Miss.

Bob Cork­er, R-Tenn.

John Cornyn, R-Texas

Tom Cot­ton, R-Ark.

Mike Crapo, R-Idaho

Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Steve Daines, R-Mont.

Mi­chael En­zi, R-Wyo.

Joni Ernst, R-Iowa

Deb Fisc­her, R-Neb.

Jeff Flake, R-Ar­iz.

Cory Gard­ner, R-Colo.

Chuck Grass­ley, R-Iowa

Or­rin Hatch, R-Utah

Dean Heller, R-Nev.

John Ho­even, R-N.D.

Jim In­hofe, R-Okla.

Johnny Isak­son, R-Ga.

Ron John­son, R-Wis.

James Lank­ford, R-Okla.

Mike Lee, R-Utah

John Mc­Cain, R-Ar­iz.

Mitch Mc­Con­nell, R-Ky.

Jim Mor­an, R-Kan.

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska

Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Dav­id Per­due, R-Ga.

Rob Port­man, R-Ohio

James Risch, R-Idaho

Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Mike Rounds, R-S.D.

Marco Ru­bio, R-Fla.

Ben Sas­se, R-Neb.

Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Jeff Ses­sions, R-Ala.

Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

Dan Sul­li­van, R-Alaska

John Thune, R-S.D.

Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

Dav­id Vit­ter, R-La.

Ro­ger Wick­er, R-Miss.

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