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October 1, 2013

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 9-30-13: Recent and Upcoming Votes

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Recent Senate Votes
Continuing Resolution – Vote Agreed to (54-44, 2 Not Voting)

After receiving the House approved stopgap spending measure that removed funds for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Senate passed an amended version on a completely party-line vote, 54-44. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Orrin G. Hatch of Utah were the only members who did not vote on the bill. The Senate-approved version eliminated the House language to defund the Affordable Care Act and would fund the government only through Nov. 15 at an annualized rate of $986.3 billion.

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

Recent House Votes
Continuing Resolution – Medical Device Tax Repeal Amendment – Vote Passed (248-174, 9 Not Voting)

After the Senate amended and approved its version of the government funding legislation, the House voted on two amendments to the legislation in the early hours of Sunday. The first vote approved Minnesota Republican Erik Paulsen’s amendment that would remove the medical device tax implemented to help fund the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 17 Democrats joined Republicans to approve the amendment.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO

Continuing Resolution – Defunding of the Affordable Care Act Amendment – Vote Passed (231-192, 8 Not Voting)

The second amendment, sponsored by Republican Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, would reinstate the House language eliminated in the Senate bill to remove funding for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Only 2 Democrats (Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina) and 2 New York Republicans (Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna) crossed party lines to vote in favor of or against the amendment, respectively.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO

Upcoming Votes
Continuing Resolution – H.J.RES.59

The Senate convenes at 2pm Monday to consider the House amendments to the spending bill, only 10 hours before the government would shut down.

Continuing Resolution – H.J.RES.59

The House is waiting on the Senate to consider its changes to the bill and potentially send it back to the House before the government would shut down on Tuesday.


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