|Recent Senate Votes|
|Cloture Motion; Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 – Vote Rejected (51-45, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate failed to reach the sixty vote threshold needed to move forward on this bill to raise tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $1 million.
|Recent House Votes|
|Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 – Vote Passed (274-146, 11 Not Voting)
This bill would codify the use of public lands for recreational hunting, shooting and fishing unless the Bureau of Land Management or the Forest Service determines it is necessary to prohibit those activities. The Senate is unlikely to take up the measure.
Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II – Vote Passed (293-127, 11 Not Voting)
The House passed this three-month highway and transportation program bill that will serve as the vehicle to negotiate a long-term bill with the Senate. The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bill in March. House Republicans would like a five year bill. The current extension runs out June 30, 2012.
Small Business Tax Cut Act – Vote Passed (235-173, 1 Present, 22 Not Voting)
This House bill would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a 20 percent tax deduction for the 2012 tax year. The bill is unlikely to advance in the Senate.
April 24, 2012
Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 4-23-12: Recent Votes
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