Conservative First

April 4, 2012

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 4-2-12: Recent Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011 – Vote Rejected (51-46, 3 Not Voting)

This postal overhaul bill did not receive the necessary 60 votes to proceed to debate. The bill would allow the Postal Service to recoup around $11 billion in overpayments to a retirement account and use that money to provide financial incentives to about 100,000 employees to retire, as well as delay the plan to end Saturday delivery for two years.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act – Vote Rejected (51-47, 2 Not Voting)

This legislation would repeal some tax breaks for large oil and gas companies and use the revenue generated by these tax repeals to pay for an extension of renewable-energy tax credits and incentives. The bill did not receive the necessary 60 votes to end debate and is unlikely to be considered again.

Sen. Mark Udall voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Recent House Votes
Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (247-174, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would overhaul Federal Communications Commission regulatory procedures and curb the agency’s ability to set conditions on transactions related to corporate mergers and acquisitions. The bill’s future is uncertain.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Surface Transportation Extension Act – Vote Passed (266-158, 7 Not Voting)

On Thursday the House passed this bill to extend authorization for surface transportation programs through June 30. The Senate cleared the bill by voice vote later the same day, sending the bill to the president. President Obama signed it the next day. This extension gives the House and Senate more time to negotiate a long-term transportation bill.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


Democratic Alternative Budget – Vote Failed (163-262, 6 Not Voting)

The Democrats offered a substitute budget amendment that would provide $1.05 trillion in discretionary spending for fiscal 2013, including $546 billion for defense spending. The amendment includes a permanent extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the middle class, but would end nearly $1 trillion in tax cuts for millionaires and close a variety of corporate tax loopholes. The amendment was rejected.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES……send e-mail or see bio


Fiscal 2013 House Budget Resolution – Vote Passed (228-191, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed this budget resolution providing for $1.03 trillion in discretionary spending. That amount is $19 billion less than the discretionary target agreed to as part of last summer’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. The resolution calls for spending cuts through restructuring Medicare, converting Medicaid and the food stamp program into block grants to states, and repealing the 2010 health care law. It also calls for an overhaul of the tax code. The Senate is likely to reject the House budget resolution.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO……send e-mail or see bio


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