Monday, May 19, 2008

Do Nothing Congress

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May 19, 2008

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

Recent Congressional Votes -
* Senate: Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act
* Senate: Food and Energy Security Act
* House: Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act
* House: Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act
* House: Amendment to Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills -
* Senate: FY2008 War Supplemental
* House: Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008
* House: Concurrent Budget Resolution for 2009
* House: National Defense Authorization Act, FY2009

Recent Senate Votes

Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act - Vote Passed (92-6, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which maps America's floodplains and underwrites flood insurance for communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

Sen. John McCain voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jon Kyl voted YES......send e-mail or see bio

Food and Energy Security Act - Vote Agreed to (81-15, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate gave final approval to a $289 billion measure that would set agriculture policy for the next five years.

Sen. John McCain voted Not Voting......send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Jon Kyl voted NO......send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Fill Suspension and Consumer Protection Act - Vote Passed (385-25, 23 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would suspend deposits into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as long as the price of crude oil remains above $75 per barrel.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords voted YES......send e-mail or see bio

Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act - Vote Passed (318-106, 10 Not Voting)
Rep. Raul Grijalva voted No

The House passed a $289 billion measure that would set agriculture policy for the next five years.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Raul Grijalva voted Yes

Amendment to Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act - Vote Failed (141-149, 132 Present, 12 Not Voting)

The House rejected an amendment to the military construction bill that would fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through fiscal year 2008 and into fiscal year 2009.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords voted YES......send e-mail or see bio
Rep. Raul Grijalva voted No


Upcoming Votes

FY2008 War Supplemental -

The Senate is scheduled to work on their version of a $193 billion bill to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the House rejected the portion of the bill funding military operations, it will be up to the Senate to add those funds.


Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 - H.R.6049

This $57 billion House bill would extend a number of expiring or soon-to-expire tax provisions.


Concurrent Budget Resolution for 2009 - S.Con.Res.70

The House is scheduled to begin work on this resolution setting 2009 fiscal year budget levels. The start of floor action is contingent on Senate and House conferees completing a final draft of the resolution.


National Defense Authorization Act, FY2009 - H.R.5658

The House may begin considering this bill that would authorize $600 billion for defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year.



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