Climate Security Act
On June 6, the Climate Security Act fell short of the votes needed to keep it alive in the U.S. Senate, pushing debate on climate action to next year for a new Congress and president. The Climate Security Act was poised to make great strides in addressing the threat of global warming and helping to protect wildlife and America’s natural resources.
Opponents of the Climate Security Act threw a number of delay tactics at this bill, finally forcing a “cloture” vote before this bipartisan bill could move forward with amendments and final agreement. A total of 60 votes were needed.
* 48 senators voted “Yea,” meaning they supported moving this bill forward and addressing global warming.
* 36 senators voted “Nay,” meaning they voted against climate action.
* 6 senators could not make the vote, but submitted letters of support.
* 10 senators failed to show for the vote and did not voice official support.
Find out how your senators voted: