Conservative First

March 11, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 3-9-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Veto – Vote Not Sustained (62-37, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate’s vote to override President Obama’s Feb. 24, 2015 veto of the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state failed.

Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES
Sen. Cory Gardner voted YES


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations– Motion to Recede and Concur – Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)

The House agreed to a motion made by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho., to recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 240) that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The motion cleared the bill for the president.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Amtrak Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (316-101, 15 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would reauthorize Amtrak through fiscal 2019, and restructure funding according to Amtrak’s major lines of business. It would authorize funds for Amtrak operating expenses in the Northeast corridor at the following levels: $439 million for fiscal 2016, $464 million for fiscal 2017, $480 million for fiscal 2018 and $498 million for fiscal 2019; and for Amtrak operating expenses within the national network at the following levels: $973 million for fiscal 2016, $974 million for fiscal 2017, $985 million for fiscal 2018 and $997 million for fiscal 2019.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 – S.625

The bill would provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program, and for other purposes.
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