Tuesday, February 19, 2008

AZ Congressional Report

February 18, 2008

In this MegaVote for Arizona's 8th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes -
* Senate: FISA Amendments Act of 2007
* House: To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days
* House: Providing for the adoption of H. Res. 979 and H. Res. 980, contempt of Congress resolutions

Editor's Note: The Senate and House are in recess until February 25.

Recent Senate Votes
FISA Amendments Act of 2007 - Vote Passed (68-29, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this intelligence bill that would revise U.S. surveillance laws and grant retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the government conduct warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

Sen. John McCain voted YES......
Sen. Jon Kyl voted YES......

Recent House Votes
To extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 21 days - Vote Failed (191-229, 9 Not Voting)

The House rejected this bill that would have extended the current FISA law for 21 days and given Congress time to resolve the differences between the House and Senate bills.

Rep. Raul Grijalva voted YES

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords voted YES.....

Providing for the adoption of H. Res. 979 and H. Res. 980, contempt of Congress resolutions - Vote Passed (223-32, 1 Present, 173 Not Voting)

The House passed this resolution finding former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas issued by the Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Raul Grijalva voted YES
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords voted YES.....

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