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November 11, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 11-9-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (98-0, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that would extend unemployment benefits in states with a jobless rate over 8.5% and tax credits for some homebuyers and businesses. The bill was sent back to the House for final approval.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES

 


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (71-28, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate completed its work on this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs. The House and Senate will now go to conference to work out differences between their versions of the bill.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes
Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (331-92, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would move the date credit card companies would have to comply with new credit card regulations from February 22, 2010 to December 1, 2009. The Senate has a similar bill, though it is unclear whether it will take action on either bill.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (403-12, 18 Not Voting)

The House gave final approval to this bill extending unemployment benefits and tax credits for some homebuyers and businesses, sending it to the President. The President signed it on Friday.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (230-193, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill intended to bolster security at chemical plants. It now goes to the Senate.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Affordable Health Care for America Act – Vote Passed (220-215)

On Saturday the House approved this health care reform bill by a slim margin. The Senate is expected to begin work on its own health care reform bill soon.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3082

The Senate is scheduled to start work on this $133.9 billion bill funding military construction projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

November 3, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 11-2-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Agreed to (72-28)

The Senate gave final approval to this $32.3 billion bill funding the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies for the 2010 fiscal year. The bill also includes a continuing resolution funding government operations through December 18, 2010 as 7 of the 12 annual spending bills remain to be completed.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (247-178, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed this $32.3 billion bill funding the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies for the 2010 fiscal year. The bill also includes a continuing resolution funding government operations through December 18, 2010 as 7 of the 12 annual spending bills remain to be completed.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (389-32, 11 Not Voting)

This House bill would reauthorize several Small Business Administration loan programs.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 – H.R.3548

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would extend unemployment benefits in states with a jobless rate over 8.5%.


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2847

The Senate may return to this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs.


Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3082

The Senate may also take up this $133.9 billion bill funding military construction projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Expedited CARD Reform for Consumers Act of 2009 – H.R.3639

This House bill would move the date credit card companies would have to comply with new credit card regulations from February 22, 2010 to December 1, 2009.


Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 – H.R.2868

The House is scheduled to work on this bill intended to bolster security at chemical plants.


Affordable Health Care for America Act – H.R.3962

The House is expected to begin debate on health care reform this week.


October 27, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 10-26-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Agreed to (79-19, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed the conference report of this $42.8 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, sending it to the President.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 – Vote Rejected (47-53)

The Senate failed to garner the necessary votes to begin debate on this bill that would repeal the Medicare physician payment formula that results in annual cuts that Congress reverses every year.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 – Vote Agreed to (68-29, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate gave final approval to this bill authorizing defense spending, which also contains a provision that extends the definition of federal hate crimes to include crimes in which victims are targeted because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes
Solar Technology Roadmap Act – Vote Passed (310-106, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that intends to guide research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 – Vote Passed (385-11, 36 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill that authorizes $10 billion for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 – H.R.3548

The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would extend by 13 weeks unemployment benefits in states with a jobless rate over 8.5%.


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2847

The Senate is again expected to work on this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs.


Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009 – H.R.3854

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill intended to improve programs that provide small businesses access to capital.


Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2996

The House is expected to vote on this $32 billion bill funding the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency.


Making Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2010 – H.J.Res.___

The House is also scheduled to vote on this resolution to continue funding government operations, as only four of the 12 annual appropriations bills have been completed for FY 2010. This continuing resolution may be included as a part of the Interior and Environment appropriations bill.

October 23, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 10-19-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Agreed to (80-17, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate approved this $33.5 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs for FY 2010, sending it to the President.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (307-114, 11 Not Voting)

The House approved the conference report of this $42.8 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act – Vote Passed (241-173, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that is intended to help address California’s cycles of drought and reduce dependence on water from the troubled Bay-Delta ecosystem.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2847

The Senate is expected to work on this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs.


Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 – S.1776

The Senate is also expected to start work on this bill that would repeal the Medicare physician payment formula that results in annual cuts that Congress reverses every year.


Solar Technology Roadmap Act of 2010 – H.R.3585

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that intends to guide research, development, and demonstration of solar energy technologies.


Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 – H.R.3619

The House is expected to vote on this bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010.


October 17, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 10-13-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (93-7)

The Senate approved this $636.3 billion bill funding the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2010.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (263-162, 7 Not Voting)

The House approved the conference report of this $23.3 billion funding bill for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration and other related agencies and programs.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Department of Defense Authorization, FY 2010 – Vote Passed (281-146, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill authorizing defense spending, which also contains a provision that extends the definition of federal hate crimes to include crimes in which victims are targeted because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2847

The Senate is expected to conclude work on this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs.


Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3183

The Senate is also expected to approve this $33.5 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs for FY 2010.


Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009 – H.R.2442

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that is intended to help address California’s cycles of drought and reduce dependence on water from the troubled Bay-Delta ecosystem.


Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2892

The House is expected to vote on the conference report of this $42.8 billion bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.


October 6, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 10-5-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Agreed to (62-38)

The Senate approved this $4.66 billion bill that funds the legislative branch for Fiscal Year 2010, sending it to the President. The bill also includes a continuing resolution to fund government operations through October 31, as this is the only one of the 12 annual appropriations bills to have been completed before FY 2010 began.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted NO


Recent House Votes
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (308-114, 10 Not Voting)

The House approved this $33.5 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3326

The Senate is expected to conclude work on this $636.3 billion bill funding the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2010.


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2847

The Senate is scheduled to start work on this $64.9 billion legislation funding the Justice Department, Commerce Department, National Science Foundation and related agencies and programs.


Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3183

The Senate is also expected to approve this $33.5 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs for FY 2010.


Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2997

The House is expected to vote on the conference report of this $23.3 billion funding bill for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration and other related agencies and programs.


Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009 – H.R.2442

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill that is intended to help address California’s cycles of drought and reduce dependence on water from the troubled Bay-Delta ecosystem.


September 22, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 9-21-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (73-25, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate approved this $122 billion bill funding transportation and housing programs for the next fiscal year.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES



Recent House Votes
Raising a question of the privileges of the House – Vote Passed (240-179, 5 Present, 10 Not Voting)

The House rebuked Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting “You lie” during President Obama’s healthcare address to a joint session of Congress.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES



Advanced Vehicle Technology Act – Vote Passed (312-114, 7 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would permit the Energy Department to spend $200 million per year more than it currently spends on programs for the research, development, demonstration and commercial application of new vehicle technologies.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES



Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (253-171, 10 Not Voting)

This House bill would terminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program and replace it with the Education Department’s Direct Lending program, as well as increase funding of Pell Grants and increase the annual grant maximum to $5500 in 2010.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES



Upcoming Votes
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.2996

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on this $32.1 billion bill funding the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and related programs for the next fiscal year.



Continuing Resolution – H.J.Res.

The House is scheduled to vote on this continuing resolution to fund government operations after the current fiscal year ends on September 30. None of the 12 annual appropriations bills have been completed.



Unemployment Compensation Extension Act – H.R.3548

This bill would extend by 13 weeks unemployment benefits in states with jobless rates over 8.5%.

September 16, 2009

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 9-14-09: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes

Travel Promotion Act of 2009 – Vote Passed (79-19, 1 Not Voting)

This Senate bill would promote travel in the United States and includes a provision to create a nonprofit corporation intended to encourage tourism from abroad.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES

Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Recent House Votes

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act – Vote Passed (311-107, 15 Not Voting)

The House approved this bill that would permanently authorize funding for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – H.R.3288

The Senate is scheduled to continue work on this $122 billion bill funding transportation and housing programs for the next fiscal year.


Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009 – H.R.3246

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to create an Energy Department program for the research, development, demonstration and commercial application of vehicle technologies.


Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 – H.R.3221

The House is also scheduled to vote on this higher education bill that intends to fully fund maximum Pell Grants amounts, would simplify student financial aid forms, and would terminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program and replace it with the Education Department’s Direct Lending program.

August 11, 2009

Bennet and Udall Watch 8-10-09: Recent Senate Votes

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)

On Tuesday, the Senate passed this $124.3 billion bill funding the USDA, FDA and other related agencies and programs.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States – Vote Confirmed (68-31, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program – Vote Passed (60-37, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this $2 billion bill to replenish funding for the “Cash for Clunkers” program, sending it to the President for his signature.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES

August 4, 2009

Bennet and Udall Watch 8-3-09: Recent Senate Votes

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 – Vote Passed (85-9, 6 Not Voting)

On Wednesday, the Senate passed this $34.3 billion bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


To restore sums to the Highway Trust Fund – Vote Passed (79-17, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate approved this bill providing $7 billion to the Highway Trust Fund, ensuring it will stay solvent through the rest of fiscal year 2009.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES

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