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January 28, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 1-26-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change – Vote Rejected (50-49, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected a Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and that human activity significantly contributes to it. By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for adoption of the amendment to 60 votes.

Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES
Sen. Cory Gardner voted NO


Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change – Vote Agreed to (56-42, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to table (kill) a Sanders, I-Vt., amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and caused by human activities. It also would urge the U.S. to overhaul its energy system away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy.

Sen. Michael Bennet voted NO
Sen. Cory Gardner voted YES


Keystone XL Pipeline – Energy Efficiency Standards – Vote Agreed to (94-5, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate adopted a Portman, R-Ohio, amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would would direct the General Services Administration to establish best practices regarding energy-efficiency in commercial real estate buildings, including those that house federal agencies. It would require the GSA to incorporate energy-efficiency standards into its building leasing program for federal agencies.

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


Recent House Votes
Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines – Passage – Vote Passed (253-169, 11 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a natural gas pipeline project within one year after receiving a completed application. Federal agencies responsible for issuing permits would have to issue a ruling within 90 days of when FERC issues its final environmental statement for the project.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted Not Voting


Federal Abortion Funding Ban – Passage – Vote Passed (242-179, 12 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds, facilities or staff to provide abortion coverage and services, except in cases of rape or incest and for saving the life of the woman. It also would prohibit individuals and small business from receiving federal subsidies and small businesses from receiving federal subsidies and tax credits under the 2010 health care overhaul to purchase plans that cover abortions.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted Not Voting


Upcoming Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – S1

The Senate will consider a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.


Human Trafficking Prioritization Act – HR514

The House will consider a bill to prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government.


LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act – HR351

The House will consider a bill to provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas.

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January 21, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 1-20-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (63-32, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to 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.

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


Recent House Votes
Rulemaking Process Overhaul – Passage – Vote Passed (250-175, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would modify the federal rulemaking process by requiring agencies to estimate the cost of proposed regulations and consider new criteria, including potential costs and benefits of alternatives. The bill would create additional steps that agencies must follow when proposing major rules with annual costs of more than $100 million, or high-impact rules with annual costs of more than $1 billion, including an advanced-notice comment period to determine whether the rule-making process should proceed.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted Not Voting


Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (236-191, 6 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. As amended the bill would bar the use of funds to implement the administration’s immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Financial Regulatory Revisions – Passage – Vote Passed (271-154, 8 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would modify numerous requirements under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul. It would delay until July 2019 a requirement under the Volcker rule that banks sell off collateralized loan obligations, the complex securitization vehicles that are backed predominantly by commercial loans and exempt non-financial companies from margin requirements under the law.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Upcoming Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline Act – S1

The Senate will consider a bill to immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.


Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act – HR161

The House will consider a bill to provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the sitting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects.


Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – HR36

The House will consider a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.


January 13, 2015

Bennet, Gardner, and Perlmutter Watch 1-12-15: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (93-4, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill that would extend the Terrorism Insurance Act for six years, through 2020, and raise the threshold of insured losses at which federal assistance kicks in, reducing the share of losses that federal assistance will cover and increasing the amounts that the government recoups from the insurance industry. It also would clarify that certain entities, or so-called “end users”, who trade in derivatives are not subject to margin requirements for those derivatives.

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


Recent House Votes
Healthcare Employer Mandate – Passage – Vote Passed (252-172, 5 Not Voting)

This bill would modify who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law by replacing the 30 hour-a-week threshold with 40 hours per week. It also would change how companies calculate how many of their employees can be counted under the employer mandates’ 50-employee threshold.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage – Vote Passed (266-153, 1 Present, 9 Not Voting)

The House passed a 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. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Upcoming Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline Act – S.1

The bill would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act – H.R.37

The bill would make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposes.


Regulatory Accountability Act – H.R.185

The bill would reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents.

December 31, 2014

Bennet and Udall Watch 12-22-14: Recent Votes

Filed under: Bennet Watch,Udall Watch — Sofie @ 6:47 am
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From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Confirmation of Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be Surgeon General – Vote Confirmed (51-43, 6 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General.

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

December 17, 2014

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 12-15-14: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations – Motion to Concur – Vote Agreed to (56-40, 4 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills, thus clearing the measure for the President’s signature.

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


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (219-206, 10 Not Voting)

The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Nominations

The Senate is expected to consider a number of nominations.

December 9, 2014

Perlmutter Watch 12-8-14: Recent Votes

Filed under: Perlmutter Watch — Sofie @ 11:23 am
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From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent House Votes
Executive Action on Immigration – Passage – Vote Passed (219-197, 3 Present, 15 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would prohibit the executive branch from exempting or deferring from deportation any immigrants considered to be unlawfully present in the United States. It also would prohibit the administration from treating those immigrants as if they were lawfully present or had lawful immigration status.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO


Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Motion to Concur – Vote Passed (300-119, 15 Not Voting)

The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment with a House amendment and pass the bill that would authorize $495.9 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget, $17.5 billion for national security programs within the Energy Department and $63.7 billion to support Overseas Contingency Operations including $5.1 billion to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted YES

November 26, 2014

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 11-24-14: Recent Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage – Vote Failed (59-41)

The Senate rejected a 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. By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for passage of the bill to 60 votes.

Sen. Mark Udall voted NO
Sen. Michael Bennet voted YES


Surveillance Authorities – Cloture – Vote Rejected (58-42)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to a bill that would prohibit the bulk collection of domestic telephone and Internet metadata by intelligence agencies. It would allow intelligence agencies to query data held by telephone companies if the government can demonstrate the search is needed to fight terrorism.

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


Recent House Votes
EPA Research Standards – Passage – Vote Passed (237-190, 7 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a bill that would prohibit the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating a rule or other regulatory impact analysis or guidance unless all scientific and technical information used to support the research results is made publicly available and can be independently analyzed and reproduced. It also would clarify that environmental research law does not require the disclosure of information that is prohibited by law.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted NO

November 18, 2014

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 11-17-14: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes
Child Care and Development Block Grant – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (96-1, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate voted to invoke cloture on a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would reauthorize, through fiscal 2019, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program and institute new educational, health and safety standards on child care providers that receive funds.

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


Recent House Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage – Vote Passed (252-161, 1 Present, 20 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a 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. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter voted Not Voting


Upcoming Votes
Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 – S1086

The bill would reauthorize, through fiscal 2019, the Child Care and Development Block Grant program and institute new educational, health and safety standards on child care providers that receive funds.


EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013 – HR1422

The bill would amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications and public participation.

November 12, 2014

Videos: #JonathanGruber on #Obamacare

Filed under: Health Care,Politics — Sofie @ 7:05 am
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GRUBER: ‘Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.’

New Gruber Video[:] Voters ‘Too Stupid to Understand the Difference’

Jonathan Gruber on MSNBC says he ‘regrets’ calling the American voter stupid

November 11, 2014

Bookmarks 11/11/2014

Filed under: Bookmarks — Sofie @ 1:31 am
  • Capital Research Center (CRC) was established in 1984 to promote a better understanding of charity and philanthropy. We support the principles of individual liberty, a free market economy and limited constitutional government: These are the cornerstones of American society. They are the foundation of private enterprise, economic growth and wealth creation. They also make possible wise and generous philanthropic giving.

    tags:research organizations free market non-profit organizations

  • The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes. It has 501(C)(3) status, and does not accept donations from gun or ammunition makers or organizations such as the NRA.

    tags:crime research data Second Amendment

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