This week in DC

Below the fold I’ve listed this week’s votes in the House and Senate, and how our local reps voted on each. If you think another rep should be included (i.e. is in the area serviced by the EVDC) drop me a note and let me know.


Roll Call votes from this week, from http://thomas.loc.gov/home/rollcallvotes.html

House:

ROLL CALL 3, H RES 648, 2/3 required, 1-Feb-2006, 5:01 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
BILL TITLE: To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists who are former Members or officers of the House
TOTALS: Yea 379, Nay 50, Present 1, Not voting 3
Baca and Lewis voted Yea.

ROLL CALL 4, H RES 653, 1-Feb-2006, 5:11 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Relating to consideration of the bill (S. 1932) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 (a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006 (H. Con. Res. 95)
TOTALS: Yea 216, Nay 214, Not voting 3
Baca Nay, Lewis Yea

Senate:

On the Alito nomination:

Vote Number: 1 — Vote Date: January 30, 2006, 04:40 PM
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture On The Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of New Jersey, To Be An Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court)
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Cloture Motion Agreed to
Vote Counts: YEAs 72, NAYs 25, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

Vote Number: 2 — Vote Date: January 31, 2006, 11:01 AM
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation Samuel A. Alito, Jr., of New Jersey, to be an Associate Justice)
Required For Majority: 1/2 — Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Vote Counts: YEAs 58, NAYs 42
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

On H.R. 4297 (Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005)

Vote Number: 3 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 06:45 PM
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Conrad S.Amdt. 2729 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To provide revenue provisions.
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 44, NAYs 52
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 4 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 07:16 PM
Question: On the Amendment (Grassley S.Amdt. 2731 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate regarding the Medicare part D prescription drug program.
Required For Majority: 1/2 — Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 42, NAYs 54
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

Vote Number: 5 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 07:34 PM
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Re: Nelson (FL) S.Amdt. 2730 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To provide for necessary beneficiary protections in order to ensure access to coverage under the Medicare part D prescription drug program.
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 52, NAYs 45, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 6 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 07:51 PM
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Clinton S.Amdt. 2716 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To establish a congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region of the United States especially in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other areas impacted in the aftermath and make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses in the future.
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 44, NAYs 53, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 7 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 08:37 PM
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Dodd S.Amdt. 2735 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To support the health needs of our veterans and military personnel and reduce the deficit by making tax rates fairer for all Americans.
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 44, NAYs 53, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 8 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 08:59 PM
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Reed S.Amdt. 2737 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To strengthen America’s military, to repeal the extension of tax rates for capital gains and dividends, to reduce the deficit, and for other purposes.
Required For Majority: 3/5 — Vote Result: Motion Rejected
Vote Counts: YEAs 44, NAYs 53, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 9 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 09:19 PM
Question: On the Amendment (Menendez S.Amdt. 2705 to S.Amdt. 2707 to H.R. 4297)
Statement of Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate that protecting middle-class families from the alternative minimum tax should be a higher priority for Congress in 2006 than extending a tax cut that does not expire until the end of 2008.
Required For Majority: 1/2 — Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to
Vote Counts: YEAs 73, NAYs 24, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

Vote Number: 10 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 09:42 PM
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 4297 As Amended)
Measure Title: A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.
Required For Majority: 1/2 — Vote Result: Bill Passed
Vote Counts: YEAs 66, NAYs 31, Not Voting 3
Boxer (D-CA), Nay
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

On H.R. 4659

Vote Number: 11 — Vote Date: February 2, 2006, 10:02 PM
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 4659)
Measure Title: A bill to amend the USA PATRIOT ACT to extend the sunset of certain provisions of such Act.
Required For Majority: 1/2 — Vote Result: Bill Passed
Vote Counts: YEAs 95, NAYs 1, Not Voting 4
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea

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