Conservative First

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.
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