As the Senate’s advice and consent process goes on, and as a new U.S. Supreme Court nominee is named, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is going on the record with where she stands on a number of nominees.
On SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch:
“I have great concerns about this nominee,” she added. “I’ll listen, I’ll meet with him. The cases I’ve seen that he has ruled on I’m very concerned about. But I think the biggest thing is that it needs to be a coming together and you do that with 60 votes.” (MSNBC via Newsmax)
On Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt:
The Great Lakes are so important to our economy and our Michigan way-of-life, which is why we need an EPA Administrator we can trust to protect them. I am deeply concerned by Scott Pruitt’s record of siding with polluters over sound science when it comes to protecting our air, water, and the public health of families. Mr. Pruitt’s long-term opposition to the landmark Renewable Fuel Standard, one of the most successful economic drivers in America, raises serious questions about his commitment to making home-grown energy and supporting rural economies. Therefore, I oppose his nomination. (Via Owosso Argus-Press)
In addition, Sen. Stabenow voted today against Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, but he was approved in a full vote of the Senate.